9781620400425-1620400421-What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved

What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved

ISBN-13: 9781620400425
ISBN-10: 1620400421
Edition: Reprint
Author: Mullan, John
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781620400425
ISBN-10: 1620400421
Edition: Reprint
Author: Mullan, John
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mullan, John wrote What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved comprising 352 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1620400421 and 9781620400425. Since then What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 best appreciate Austen's 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 Austen's novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction. Readers will discover when Austen's characters had their meals and what shops they went to; how vicars made 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 Austen's 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 lifetime's study, What Matters in Jane Austen? will allow readers to appreciate Jane Austen's work in greater depth than ever before.

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