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By Claudia L. Johnson, Clara Tuite

Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen experiences, A spouse to Jane Austen presents forty two essays from a extraordinary staff of literary students that research the complete breadth of the English novelist's works and profession.

  • Provides the main finished and up to date array of Austen scholarship
  • Functions either as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the main leading edge speculative advancements within the box of Austen reviews
  • Engages at size with altering contexts and cultures of reception from the 19th to the twenty-first centuries

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I can no more forget it, than a mother can forget her suckling child” (Letters: 182). Even so, she did look forward to a party: “The day of the Party is settled, and drawing near; above 80 people are invited . . & there is to be some very good Music. One of the Hirelings, is a Capital on the Harp, from which I expect great pleasure” (Letters: 179–80). So do we, and we hope the reader finds this volume to be an occasion of pleasure. Notes 1 James’s remarks, originally appearing in “The lesson of Balzac” (1905) and reprinted in The House of Fiction, are included in B.

Johnson and Clara Tuite © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-405-14909-9 14 Kathryn Sutherland and the gaps created in the correspondence as Cassandra stewarded and selectively transmitted it. In this sense Cassandra is Jane Austen’s primary biographer, her relationship to the early sources that of an editor. Editing is choice, and until fairly recently, it tended in its critical methodology to submit the allowable variability of its materials to the service of a single “correct” text. Jane Austen, by Cassandra’s critical editorial act, is unsurprisingly unheterogeneous – a sister, a daughter, only a family member.

Regulated Hatred and Other Essays 3 on Jane Austen (pp. 5–26). London: Athlone Press. Harding’s essay was first delivered as a lecture in 1939 and first published in Scrutiny 8 (1940), pp. 346–62. From a review of Chapman’s edition of Austen’s novels originally published in Nation and Athaenaeum, January 5, 1924, and reprinted in E. M. Forster’s Abinger Harvest (pp. 145–8). London: Edward Arnold, 1936. Part I The Life and the Texts A Companion to Jane Austen Edited By Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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