Jane Austen's Manuscript Works (Paperback)

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    When Jane Austen died, at the age of 41, she left behind her not only six novels but a large number of manuscripts, ranging from juvenile works to the novel that she was writing at the time of her final illness. The six published novels are now undispu...

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    Linda Bree is Editorial Director, Arts and Literature at the Cambridge University Press and the editor of the Broadview Edition of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Peter Sabor is Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth Century Studies at McGill University, and the editor of the Broadview Edition of Sarah Fielding's The History of Ophelia. Janet Todd is President of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge and the co-editor of the Broadview Edition of Charlotte Smith's Desmond.
    When Jane Austen died, at the age of 41, she left behind her not only six novels but a large number of manuscripts, ranging from juvenile works to the novel that she was writing at the time of her final illness. The six published novels are now undisputed classics. The manuscripts, however, despite the extraordinary writing they contain and the way in which they illuminate Jane Austen's work as a novelist, are much less well known. From the brilliance of the juvenilia to the urbane modernity of 'Sanditon' these works show Austen pushing the conventional boundaries of fiction, exploring the implications of vulgarity and violence, experimenting with different styles and tones, and practicing and refining her arts of narrative.This Broadview Edition includes "Lady Susan," "The Watsons," "Sanditon," and ten important early manuscript works. Historical appendices include Austen's letters on fiction; continuations written by Austen's niece and nephew of two of her early works; and Sir Walter Scott's important critical appraisal of Austen from 1816.

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    ISBN 9781554810581
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 413
    Publisher Date 2012-12-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadview Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Broadview Editions
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Austen, Jane

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