Jane Austen's Families

Jane Austen's Families

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a€œJane Austena€™s Familiesa€ focuses on family dynamics in Jane Austena€™s six novels. After a general introduction, which places its approach in the context of ethical criticism, it divides into two sections. The first, a€œFamily Dynamics, a€ consists of three chapters a€“ a€œThe Function of the Dysfunctional Family, a€ a€œSpoilt Childrena€ and a€œUsefulness and Exertion.a€ The three chapters of section two, a€œFathers and Daughters, a€ look at fathera€“daughter relationships in a€œMansfield Park, a€ a€œEmmaa€ and a€œPersuasion.a€William Deresiewicz argues for the Longbourne-Meryton community as one of Pride and Prejudicea#39;s a€œprincipal figuresa€ (503). He goes on ... The latest of her series of essays on talk in Austen is a€œSpeaking Fictions: The Genres of Talk in Sense and Sensibilitya€ (2011). Despite its ... Anne Elliota#39;s visits to Mrs Smith in Persuasion are a rather different matter, as Mrs Smith and Anne are of the same social class.


Title:Jane Austen's Families
Author: June Sturrock
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2013-02-01
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