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Author Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.

Title Eighteenth-century influences on Jane Austen's early fiction / Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid ; with a foreword by Eman El-Meligi
Published Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
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Contents Section I: The emotional damsel's dreamscape in Ann Radcliffe's the Romance of the forest -- Section II: Jane Austen's eighteenth-century heroines: comparisons, contrasts, and clarifications in sense and sensibility -- Section III: Parodic gothic and comic evil: Austen's eighteenth-century attempts at satirical humour -- Conclusion
Summary This scholarly text, suitable for graduates and undergraduates alike, examines how the Gothic writing of Ann Radcliffe and the eighteenth-century novels of Fanny Barney helped to shape and hone Jane Austen's own eighteenth century literary endeavors. It specifically focuses on Austen's early works Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, and Sense and Sensibility, all of which were conceived and shaped during the last decade of the 1700's. This study closely follows the manner in which Austen eschewed the popular epistolary genre in favour of the novel-form, how she mastered the parodic-Gothic form, and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Radcliffe, Ann Ward, 1764-1823 -- Influence.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- England -- Influence.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773417532 (electronic bk.)
9780773417533 (electronic bk.)