The Influence of Jane Austen and her Work

Author: Martina Šuvak

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346561985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 48

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2021 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, , course: Library science, language: English, abstract: The subject of this thesis is Jane Austen as a writer with an emphasis on the influence of her work worldwide. The main method and indicator of her influence are several branches of creation, such as books, television, film, theater, and the Internet. All of Austen’s achievements mean more today for two reasons. The first reason is ingratitude of the time she lived in, the difficult conditions, and the struggle and of course the worldview of the ages that made her to become what she is. The second reason for a greater meaning of her work today is the fact people have opened their eyes to exploration of literature, and her work began to be thoroughly reviewed and analyzed. By realizing the importance of her work and the endless possibilities that may come from that, people have started to use Jane Austen as a brand and promote her work, as well as adapt and modify it. On one hand, this can be seen as a wonderful thing for literature and the preservation of Jane Austen’s heritage, while on the other hand what can be seen is the black hole of profit that the industry has produced by turning Austen into a brand. This thesis focuses on the influence of the writer, because each individual must make a judgment on the harm that the industry makes to writer’s creations.
The Influence of Jane Austen and Her Work

Author: Martina Suvak

Publisher:

ISBN: 3346561992

Category:

Page: 54

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2021 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, course: Library science, language: English, abstract: The subject of this thesis is Jane Austen as a writer with an emphasis on the influence of her work worldwide. The main method and indicator of her influence are several branches of creation, such as books, television, film, theater, and the Internet. All of Austen's achievements mean more today for two reasons. The first reason is ingratitude of the time she lived in, the difficult conditions, and the struggle and of course the worldview of the ages that made her to become what she is. The second reason for a greater meaning of her work today is the fact people have opened their eyes to exploration of literature, and her work began to be thoroughly reviewed and analyzed. By realizing the importance of her work and the endless possibilities that may come from that, people have started to use Jane Austen as a brand and promote her work, as well as adapt and modify it. On one hand, this can be seen as a wonderful thing for literature and the preservation of Jane Austen's heritage, while on the other hand what can be seen is the black hole of profit that the industry has produced by turning Austen into a brand. This thesis focuses on the influence of the writer, because each individual must make a judgment on the harm that the industry makes to writer's creations.
30 Great Myths about Jane Austen

Author: Claudia L. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119146865

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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A fascinating look into the myths that continue to shape our understanding and appreciation of Jane Austen. Was Jane Austen the best-selling novelist of her time? Are all her novels romances? Did they depict the traditional world of the aristocracy? Is Austen’s writing easy to understand? Well into the 21st century, Jane Austen continues to be one of the most compelling novelists in all English literature. Many of her ideas about class, family, history, intimacy, manners, love, desire, and society, have inspired “myths” that are often contradictory — she was a Tory who was also a liberal feminist, or, her novels are at once sharply satirical and unapologetically romantic. Myths, like Austen’s works, are dynamic, changing over time and impacting how we read and interpret literature. 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen examines the accepted beliefs — both true and untrue —that have most influenced our readings of Austen. Rather than simply de-bunking, or validating, commonly-held views about Austen, authors Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite explore how these myths can be used to engage with the life, work, and reception of Jane Austen. Applying the most up-to-date scholarship to better understand how myths shape our appreciation of Jane Austen, this fascinating volume: Introduces readers to the history of Austen reception, both in academic scholarship and in the general public Examines Jane Austen’s life and letters, her historical contexts, her texts, and their afterlives Discusses Austen’s influence on the development of literary criticism as a discipline Explores each of Austen’s main novels, as well as relatively obscure texts such as Sanditon and The Watsons Offering engaging narrative and original insights, 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen is a must-read for scholars, instructors, and students of English and Romantic literature, as well as general readers with interest in the life and works of Jane Austen.
Jane's Fame

Author: Claire Harman

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847675781

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 899

Award-winning biographer Claire Harman traces the growth of Jane Austen’s fame, the changing status of her work and what it has stood for - or has been made to stand for in English culture - in a wide-ranging study aimed at the general reader. This is a story of personal struggle, family intrigue, accident, advocacy and sometimes surprising neglect as well as a history of changing public tastes and critical practices. Starting with Austen’s own experience as a beginning author (and addressing her difficulties getting published and her determination to succeed), Harman unfolds the history of how her estate was handled by her brother, sister, nieces and nephews, and goes on to explore the eruption of public interest in Austen in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, the making of her into a classic English author in the twentieth century, the critical wars that erupted as a result and, lastly, her powerful influence on contemporary phenomena such as chick-lit, romantic comedy, the heritage industry and film. Part biography and part cultural history, this book does not just tell a fascinating story - it is essential reading for anyone interested in Austen’s life, works and remarkably potent fame.
Jane Austen and Her Country-house Comedy

Author: W. H. Helm

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547038269

Category: History

Page: 411

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This work presents a fresh perspective on Jane Austen in the context of Balzac and Charlotte Bronte and her impact and influences. Helm discusses Austen's procedure, humor, characteristics of her writing style, and the origins of her matchmaking and marrying characters. Jane Austen was an English writer pioneer in giving the novel its unique modern character through her portrayal of ordinary people in everyday life. She distinctly depicted English middle-class life during the early 19th century. Her six famous works played a major role in defining the novel of manners and became timeless classics. Jane Austen and Her Country-House Comedy is a critical monograph on Jane Austen, based on her novels and letters. The author first examines the dominant qualities in Jane Austen's works, emphasizing her enduring freshness and comparing her with Balzac and Charlotte Bronte. He then examines her methods, discussing her education and her preparation for writing.
Jane Austen Among Women

Author: Deborah Kaplan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801849705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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" "Jane Austen Among Women" is a stimulating new reading of Austen's life and work. The tone is balanced and authoritative, the style is graceful and sometimes engagingly humorous, and the approach is fresh, challenging, and very illuminating." -- Juliet McMaster, University of Alberta. "Kaplan builds a convincing picture of Austen's own women's culture, and her mode of argument is unusually vivid, subtle, and sensitive." -- "Times Literary Supplement"
Recreating Jane Austen

Author: John Wiltshire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521002826

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 179

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Recreating Jane Austen is a book for readers who know and love Austen s work. Stimulated by the recent crop of film and television versions of Austen s novels, John Wiltshire examines how they have been transposed and recreated in another age and medium. Wiltshire illuminates the process of recreation through the work of the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, and offers Jane Austen s own relation to Shakespeare as a suggestive parallel. Exploring the romantic impulse in Austenian biography, Jane Austen as a commodity, and offering a re-interpretation of Pride and Prejudice, this book approaches the central question of the role Jane Austen plays in the contemporary cultural imagination.
Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798614595401

Category:

Page: 387

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Jane Austen was an English writer whose books, set among the English center and privileged societies, are prominent for their mind, social perception and bits of knowledge into the lives of mid nineteenth century ladies. Jane Austen was conceived on 16 December 1775 in the town of Steventon in Hampshire. She was one of eight offspring of a minister and experienced childhood in an affectionate family. She started to compose as a youngster. In 1801 the family moved to Bath. After the demise of Jane's dad in 1805 Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mom moved a few times in the long run settling in Chawton, close Steventon. Jane's sibling Henry helped her haggle with a distributer and her first novel, 'Sense and Sensibility', showed up in 1811. Her next novel 'Pride and Prejudice', which she depicted as her "own dear kid" got exceptionally ideal audits. 'Mansfield Park' was distributed in 1814, at that point 'Emma' in 1816. 'Emma' was committed to the sovereign official, an admirer of her work. All of Jane Austen's books were distributed namelessly. In 1816, Jane started to experience the ill effects of sick wellbeing, likely because of Addison's illness. She made a trip to Winchester to get treatment, and kicked the bucket there on 18 July 1817. Two additional books, 'Influence' and 'Northanger Abbey' were distributed after death and a last novel was left deficient.ABOUT PRIDE AND PREJUDICEPride and Prejudice is a sentimental novel of habits composed by Jane Austen in 1813. The tale spins around the significance of wedding for adoration, not for money or social renown, regardless of the collective strain to make an affluent match.
Jane Austen's Literary Manuscripts

Author: Brian Southam

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826425928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Jane Austen's Literary Manuscripts remains the definitive account of the novelist's surviving papers. These date from 1787 to 1817, from the first beginning to the veyr end of her writing career. Their evidence considerably deepens our understanding of the imaginative process that stands behind the composition of the great novels. In Sanditon, the last work, we see the promise of a further and startling development in her art. The influence of her childhood reading and home life is considered in the first chapter, and a further new chapter examines Sir Charles Grandison, a work newly attributed to Jane Austen by Brian Southam in 1977. In an appendix, Southam discusses Mrs Leavis's theory concerning the relationship between Jane Austen's life and art, and between the juvenilia and the later novels.
Jane Austen's Best Friend

Author: Zöe Wheddon

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526763846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 617

All fans of Jane Austen everywhere believe themselves to be best friends with the beloved author and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd offers a unique insight into Jane’s private inner circle. Through this heartwarming examination of an important and often overlooked person in Jane’s world, we uncover the life-changing force of their friendship. Each chapter details the fascinating facts and friendship-forming qualities that tied Jane and Martha together. Within these pages we will relive their shared interests, the hits and misses of their romantic love lives, their passion for shopping and fashion, their family histories, their lucky breaks and their girly chats. This book offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the shared lives of a fascinating pair and the chance to deepen our own bonds in ‘love and friendship’ with them both.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 193799418X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1232

View: 719

Jane Austen revolutionized the literary romance, using it as a platform from which to address issues of gender politics and class consciousness among the British middle-class of the late eighteenth century. The novels included in the collection - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan - represent all of Austen's complete novels, and provide the reader with an entrance into the world she and her memorable characters inhabited. With witty, unflinching morality, Austen portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Austin’s heroines find happiness in many forms, each of the novels is a story of love and marriage—marriage for love, financial security and for social status. In a publishing career that spanned less than ten years her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime. It wasn’t until the 1940s that she became widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a fan culture. Austen's works continue to influence the course of the novel even as they charm readers today. Complete and unabridged this beautiful volume is magnificent. Elegantly designed, this cloth bound hardcover edition is slip cased and features a ribbon marker and period styling. A must have for any “Janeite”. Also included is an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on Jane Austen’s life and works.