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The Resource Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw

Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw

Label
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment
Title
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Peter Knox-Shaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Knox-Shaw argues that Austen was a writer steeped in the Enlightenment, and that her allegiance to a sceptical tradition within it, shaped by figures such as Adam Smith and David Hume, lasted throughout her career. Know-Shaw draws on archival and other neglected sources to reconstruct the intellectual atmosphere of the Steventon Rectory where Austen wrote her juvenilia, and follows the course of her work through the 1790s and onwards, showing how minutely responsive it was to the may shifting movements of those turbulent years. Jane Austen and the Enlightenment is an important contribution to the study both of Jane Austen and of intellectual history at the turn of the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Knox-Shaw, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Enlightenment
  • Skepticism in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
Label
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Auspices.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Pride and prejudice, a politics of the picturesque.
  • p. 73
  • 3.
  • Northanger Abbey and the liberal historians.
  • p. 108
  • 4.
  • Sense and sensibility and the philosophers.
  • p. 129
  • 5.
  • Diffraction.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • Mansfield park : charting the religious revival.
  • p. 174
  • 7.
  • Emma, and the flaws of sovereignty.
  • p. 197
  • 8.
  • Persuasion : light on an old genre.
  • p. 220
  • 9.
  • Sanditon and speculation.
  • p. 243
Control code
l82004049658
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 275 p.
Isbn
9780521843461
Lccn
2004049658
Label
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Auspices.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Pride and prejudice, a politics of the picturesque.
  • p. 73
  • 3.
  • Northanger Abbey and the liberal historians.
  • p. 108
  • 4.
  • Sense and sensibility and the philosophers.
  • p. 129
  • 5.
  • Diffraction.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • Mansfield park : charting the religious revival.
  • p. 174
  • 7.
  • Emma, and the flaws of sovereignty.
  • p. 197
  • 8.
  • Persuasion : light on an old genre.
  • p. 220
  • 9.
  • Sanditon and speculation.
  • p. 243
Control code
l82004049658
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 275 p.
Isbn
9780521843461
Lccn
2004049658

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