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eBook Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels ePub

by Deirdre Le Faye

  • ISBN: 0711222789
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Deirdre Le Faye
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1246 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 354

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To peruse this lovely volume is to step back in time and experience the world of Georgian and Regency Britain-the world of Jane Austen's enduringly popular fiction.

To peruse this lovely volume is to step back in time and experience the world of Georgian and Regency Britain-the world of Jane Austen's enduringly popular fiction. From grand country houses to humble villagers' cottages, from formal dinners to intimate family suppers, from the streets of Bath to the Cobb at Lyme Regis, the author revisits the places familiar to Austen and her characters as she explores in depth the social and physical environment that formed the backdrop for such classics as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility.

Austen scholar Deirdre Le Faye first gives an overview of the period, from foreign affairs to social ranks, from fashion to sanitation. She goes on to consider each novel individually.

She saw the world through her sailor brothers' eyes, and drew that world into her novels, Mansfield Park and Persuasion in particular, again through the eyes of her male characters. If Ms. LeFaye had not added extensive notes at the back, this would be hard to follow

She saw the world through her sailor brothers' eyes, and drew that world into her novels, Mansfield Park and Persuasion in particular, again through the eyes of her male characters. LeFaye had not added extensive notes at the back, this would be hard to follow

She has also written several other books: a short illustrated biography, Jane Austen (1998), Jane Austen's 'Outlandish Cousin', the Life and Letters of Eliza de Feuillide (2002), and Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels (2002), as well as numerous articles in literary journals.

I f Jane Austen was afraid that her book might seem outdated after a lapse o f thirteen years since its completion, she would be utterly.

I f Jane Austen was afraid that her book might seem outdated after a lapse o f thirteen years since its completion, she would be utterly amazed to learn that her works are still enjoyed two hundred years after she first wrote them.

Austen scholar Deirdre Le Faye first gives a. .An in-depth look at Jane Austen's life and times that brings to life the world of her novels. ISBN13: 9780711222786. Release Date: September 2003.

Jane Austen, The World of Her Novels by Deirdre Le Faye. I find it remarkable that each of these authors have a different perspective of Jane and her life. Yes, there is an overlap of information, but each author brings her own take on Jane to their book.

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Deirdre Le Faye is an English writer and literary critic. She has updated R. W. Chapman's published collection of Jane Austen's letters twice, in 1995 and 2011. She worked for the Department of Medieval & Later Antiquities at the British Museum. She is a recipient of the Benson Medal. Jane Austen's Letters (3rd ed, 1995; 4th ed, 2011). Jane Austen's "Outlandish Cousin": The Life and Letters of Eliza de Feuillide (2002). Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels (2003). Jane Austen: A Family Record (2004).

In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge . With a wealth of details about Jane Austen's life and times, this volume brings to life the world of her novels.

In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a. Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels. Austen scholar Deirdre Le Faye first gives an overview of the period, from foreign affairs to social ranks, from fashion to sanitation. She go. The Jane Austen Cookbook

With a wealth of details about Jane Austen's life and times, this volume brings to life the world of her novels. Austen scholar Deirdre Le Faye first gives an overview of the period, from foreign affairs to social ranks, from fashion to sanitation. She goes on to consider each novel individually.

Comments

Meri Meri
2002's "Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels" is author Diedre Le Faye's highly enjoyable survey of the world of romance writer Jane Austen's beloved stories. Austen's novels continue to be popular because her characters are so true to life. However, as Le Faye tellingly notes, the modern reader misses at least some aspects of the novels because we lack understanding of the Georgian and Regency England context in which they occur.

Jane Austen left behind only a limited footprint for future biographers: her six completed novels, a few incomplete or juvenile manuscripts, and some surviving letters to family and friends. A few relatives captured further details in memoirs or comments. To expand this limited quantity of information, Le Faye investigates Austen's immediate and extended family, the places she lived or may reasonably have traveled to, the customs and fashions of the day, the class system, and such mundane details as food, clothing, and sanitation.

The effect of this, the first half of the book, is to help us better appreciate the novels. In "Pride and Prejudice", the reader can understand why Mr. Darcy's refusal to dance with Elizabeth Bennet at their first meeting was so exceptionally rude, and why Elizabeth could not respond directly to Darcy's letter. In "Emma", the reader learns why her attempts to interest Mr. Elton in Harriet Smith were likely to be understood as Emma's interest in him, thus adding a comical sense of impending disaster to Mr. Elton's eventual marriage proposal to a shocked Emma. In "Sense and Sensibility", we learn why a man could not break an engagement to a woman (although the woman could). Thus, when Edward Feres stood by his prior engagement to Lucy Steele in the face of the opposition of his family, Jane Austen's contemporaries understood this as a noble action, an interpretation less obvious to the modern reader.

The second half of the book is an extended review of Jane Austen's novels in the order in which they may have been written. Readers already familiar with Jane Austen's work can skim her gentle literary criticism for some interesting details about the writing of each novel. An example is the startling recollection by one of Jane's nieces that Jane's sister Cassandra advocated for an alternate ending to "Mansfield Park" in which Fanny agreed to marry Henry Crawford. Another example is the likelihood that Jane's brother and literary agent Henry actually selected the titles of her two posthumously published novels, "Persuasion" and "Northanger Abbey".

A few small cautions are in order. Le Faye's discussion of Jane's life mixes mentions of Jane Austen's fictional characters and the members of her real life family in a way that may be confusing to readers new to her work. Le Faye may be overconfident in her speculations about some real life locations as the basis for their fictional counterparts in the novels. The offerings of period portraits as representative of characters in the novels may be helpful to new readers; Jane Austen fans likely already have a mental picture of those characters.

This delightful book is highly recommended to fans of the Jane Austen novels and those looking for some social insight into the world of Georgian and Regency England.
Ndlaitha Ndlaitha
A longtime fan of Jane Austen's novels I really enjoyed this book as a supplemental for information about the culture, politics and era that the novels take place in. I learned a lot fo things about this time period and how it relates to the books. I thought it was a excellent source of information. I also really liked reading the authors interpretations of the books and her character sketches on what she thought some of the main characters would have looked it. This is a great edition for the library of any lover of Jane Austen's works.
Itiannta Itiannta
If you have questions about why things were happening or what events colored Austen's work this is a book for you. Many of us have had questions as we've read Austen novels or variations/sequels/prequels etc. about history, money, politics, dancing (well you name it) and perhaps wanted to know how accurate were the things we were reading. This well done book will help you answer those questions.
Silver Globol Silver Globol
Scholarly work. Excellently researched and clearly presented. Has earned a permanent home on my bookshelf.
Windforge Windforge
This was a book required for my daughters college course.
Zeks Horde Zeks Horde
A very detailed book. Most excellent for people starting to learn about Jane or for the full out Janite fan!
Nettale Nettale
Excellent for Jane Austen fans. Keeps the story moving
This was very well written & will serve as a great reference in reading Jane Austen's novels.