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Jane Austen and her readers, 1786-1945

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'Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945' is a study of the history of reading Jane Austen's novels. It discusses Austen's own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the aspects of her style that are related to the ways in which she has been read. The volume considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readers' responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to the ordinary readers who read Austen's works between 1786 and 1945. 'Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945' is a study of readers' interactions with the works of one of England's most enduringly popular novelists. Employing an innovative approach made possible by new research in the field of the history of reading, the volume discusses Austen's own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the relationship of her style to her readers' responses. It considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readers' responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to readers who read Austen's works between 1786 and 1945. Previous studies of Austen's influence on her readers and literary successors have either presupposed a hypothetical reader, or focused on the texts of the critical tradition, ignoring the views, reactions and thoughts of the common reader. This volume discusses the responses of ordinary readers to Austen's novels, responses that offer insights into both Jane Austen's particular appeal, and the nature of the act of reading itself.

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Author(s):
Halsey, Katie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0857283529
ISBN-13:
9780857283528
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Anthem
Title:
Jane Austen and her readers, 1786-1945

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'Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945' is a study of the history of reading Jane Austen's novels. It discusses Austen's own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the aspects of her style that are related to the ways in which she has been read. The volume considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readers' responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to the ordinary readers who read Austen's works between 1786 and 1945. 'Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945' is a study of readers' interactions with the works of one of England's most enduringly popular novelists. Employing an innovative approach made possible by new research in the field of the history of reading, the volume discusses Austen's own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the relationship of her style to her readers' responses. It considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readers' responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to readers who read Austen's works between 1786 and 1945. Previous studies of Austen's influence on her readers and literary successors have either presupposed a hypothetical reader, or focused on the texts of the critical tradition, ignoring the views, reactions and thoughts of the common reader. This volume discusses the responses of ordinary readers to Austen's novels, responses that offer insights into both Jane Austen's particular appeal, and the nature of the act of reading itself.

Author(s):
Halsey, Katie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0857283529
ISBN-13:
9780857283528
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Anthem
Title:
Jane Austen and her readers, 1786-1945

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