She Played and Sang: Jane Austen and Music (Hardback)
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She Played and Sang: Jane Austen and Music (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages
Published: 05/03/2024
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Like her much-loved heroine Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen 'played and sang'. Music occupied a central role in her life, and she made brilliant use of it in her books to illuminate characters' personalities and highlight the contrasts between them.

Until recently, our knowledge of Austen's musical inclinations was limited to the recollections of relatives who were still in their youth when she passed away. But with the digitisation of music books from her immediate family circle, a treasure trove of evidence has emerged. Delving into these books, alongside letters and other familial records, She played and sang unveils a previously unknown facet of Austen's world.

This insightful work not only uncovers the music closely associated with Austen, but also unravels her musical connections with family and friends, revealing the intricate ties between her fiction and the melodies she performed. With these revelations, Austen's musical legacy comes to life, granting us a deeper understanding of her artistic prowess and the influences that shaped her literary masterpieces. -- .

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526170101
Number of pages: 344
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Dooley sings out with important information about the musical tastes and activities of Jane Austen. You'll be glad you tuned in to her harmonious and engaging book!' Janine Barchas, author of The Lost Books of Jane Austen 'In this fascinating and knowledgeable study Gillian Dooley invites us to hear again the audible traces of a forgotten musical repertoire that played through Jane Austen's life and writings.' Kathryn Sutherland, editor of Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts 'A beautifully detailed account of the importance of music, and especially of song, to Jane Austen.' John Mullan, author of What Matters in Jane Austen? 'Gillian Dooley brings deep knowledge and appreciation of both musical and literary composition to establish their connection in Austen's writing. She played and sang is a lucid, detailed and fascinating addition that brings new insights to this important aspect of Austen studies.' Sandie Byrne, author of Jane Austen's Possessions and Dispossessions 'An illuminating book on the power of music as a social and rhetorical force in Austen's life and fiction. Gillian Dooley, drawing on a recently unearthed collection of 500 pieces of Austen family sheet music, has produced an original, informative must-read.' Devoney Looser, author of Sister Novelists -- .

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