The Resource Understanding Austen: : key concepts in the six novels, Maggie Lane, (ebook)

Understanding Austen: : key concepts in the six novels, Maggie Lane, (ebook)

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Understanding Austen: : key concepts in the six novels
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Understanding Austen:
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key concepts in the six novels
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Maggie Lane
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eng
Summary
From an acclaimed Austen expert, a study of the author's use of language, for the Austen fan and general reader The acclaimed author of many Jane Austen books turns her attention to the fascinating nuances of Austen's language, and the way it embodies her most profound beliefs about human conduct and character. This book enhances understanding of Austen's moral values through the discussion of key words, investigates changes of meaning, and explains words which may confuse modern readers. It also affords Austen fans who cannot get enough of her writing the pleasure of encountering familiar passages in new contexts. No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion. Terms like "elegance," "gentility," and "propriety" seem to define her well-ordered, judgemental world. In making the fine moral, psychological, and social discriminations on which her plots depend, Jane Austen draws on the vocabulary of her age, which is both more abstract and more fixed than that of today. But as this study shows, she was capable of subtlety and even ambiguity in her deployment of such key concepts
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Midwest
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1947-
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Lane, Maggie
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823.7
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • English language
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Understanding Austen: : key concepts in the six novels, Maggie Lane, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780719811494
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11723092
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remote
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11723092
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MWT11723092
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Understanding Austen: : key concepts in the six novels, Maggie Lane, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780719811494
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11723092
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11723092
System control number
MWT11723092
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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