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What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved (Paperback)
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What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 17/01/2013
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What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? What do the characters call each other, and why? And which important Austen characters never speak? In twenty short chapters, each of which answers a question prompted by Jane Austen's novels, John Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most to the workings of Austen's fiction. Inspired by an enthusiastic reader's curiosity, based on a lifetime's study and written with flair and insight, What Matters in Jane Austen? uncovers the hidden truth about an extraordinary fictional world.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408831694
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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There is plenty to enjoy in this parade of Austen micro-knowledge * Evening Standard *
Highly entertaining ... reveals a quite unexpected aspect to the novelist and her books * Daily Mail *
Any new book on Jane Austen raises the urgent question, Would I get more pleasure from reading this than from re-reading my favourite Jane Austen novel? If you decide to give What Matters in Jane Austen a chance you'll know after a few pages that you've made the right choice * John Carey, Sunday Times *
[A] fine collection of essays ... Like all good literary critics, he has the happy knack of making you read even familiar works with fresh eyes, and the essays in this book are among the best of their kind * Daily Telegraph *
A detailed primer on Jane Austen's attitudes to sex, money, class and even the weather * Sunday Times Must Reads *
Fascinating ... If you love Jane Austen, you'll love this book too - it's almost as good as finding an unpublished novel * The Lady *

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Bookdragon Sean

“very approachable”

This is a very accessible little book, which is both purposeful for those who just want to have a more in depth knowledge of their favourite Austen novel and those that are looking at her work from a more academic... More

Paperback edition
29th April 2015
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“A worthy companion to the novels of Ms Austen”

This is a sprightly exploration of Austen' s technique that should satisfy both admirers and scholars of her work. A worthy companion to the novels, perfect for dipping in and out of.
Kirsty, Waterstones Ayr

Paperback edition
12th April 2013
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