(1775 - 1817)
Jane Austen: Introduction
Jane Austen: Principal Works
Jane Austen: Primary Sources
Jane Austen: General Commentary
Jane Austen: Title Commentary
Jane Austen - (1775 - 1817)
Originally written between 1798 and 1799, but not published until 1818, Northanger Abbey is considered Jane Austen's first significant work of fict...
Biography EssayJane Austen stands not only as a novelist central to the Romantic period but as one of the supreme prose fiction writers of all literature written in English. Her many admirers include ...
The English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of the most important novelists of the 19th century.In her intense concentration on the thoughts and feelings of a limited number of characters, Jane...
"It is a truth universally acknowledged," wrote Jane Austen in the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice, "that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." With this st...
Jane Austen is one of the few novelists in world literature who is regarded as a "classic" and yet is widely read. As the contemporary novelist Fay Weldon puts it, for generations of students and the ...
In the following essay, Lane traces the changing customs governing dining practices in Austen's time and explains how various foodways served as indications of social class.
The society of whic...
In the following essay, Lane discusses the nineteenth-century notion that an appetite for food was associated with both greed and sexual desire and thus considered indelicate in females.
Jane Austen w...
Is there the possibility for a religious interpretation of Jane Austen's novels? Though Austen never directly approaches religion, critics have speculated whether or not there are underlying religiou...