What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved John Mullan

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What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved  by  John Mullan

What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan
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Which important Austen characters never speak? Is there any sex in Austen? What do the characters call one another, and why? What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can bestMoreWhich important Austen characters never speak? Is there any sex in Austen? What do the characters call one another, and why? What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage?

In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can best appreciate Austens brilliance by looking at the intriguing quirks and intricacies of her fiction. Asking and answering some very specific questions about what goes on in her novels, he reveals the inner workings of their greatness.In twenty short chapters, each of which explores a question prompted by Austens novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction. Readers will discover when Austens characters had their meals and what shops they went to- how vicars got good livings- and how wealth was inherited.

What Matters in Jane Austen? illuminates the rituals and conventions of her fictional world in order to reveal her technical virtuosity and daring as a novelist. It uses telling passages from Austens letters and details from her own life to explain episodes in her novels: readers will find out, for example, what novels she read, how much money she had to live on, and what she saw at the theater.Written with flair and based on a lifetimes study, What Matters in Jane Austen?

will allow readers to appreciate Jane Austens work in greater depth than ever before.



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