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

Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw

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Jane Austen and the Enlightenment
Title
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Peter Knox-Shaw
Title variation
Jane Austen & the Enlightenment
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jane Austen was received by her contemporaries as a new voice, but her late twentieth-century reputation as a nostalgic reactionary still lingers on. In this radical revision of her engagement with the culture and politics of her age, 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. Knox-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 many 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
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knox-Shaw, Peter
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.P5
LC item number
K68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Literature and society
  • Great Britain
  • Enlightenment
  • Skepticism in literature
Label
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Auspices -- Pride and prejudice : a politics of the picturesque -- Northanger Abbey and the liberal historians -- Sense and sensibility and the philosophers -- Diffraction -- Mansfield Park : charting the religious revival -- Emma, and the flaws of sovereignty -- Persuasion : light on an old genre -- Sanditon and speculation
Control code
CR9780511484353
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521843461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Auspices -- Pride and prejudice : a politics of the picturesque -- Northanger Abbey and the liberal historians -- Sense and sensibility and the philosophers -- Diffraction -- Mansfield Park : charting the religious revival -- Emma, and the flaws of sovereignty -- Persuasion : light on an old genre -- Sanditon and speculation
Control code
CR9780511484353
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521843461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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