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Matters of fact in Jane Austen : history, location, and celebrity, Janine Barchas

Label
Matters of fact in Jane Austen : history, location, and celebrity
Title
Matters of fact in Jane Austen
Title remainder
history, location, and celebrity
Statement of responsibility
Janine Barchas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, Janine Barchas makes the bold assertion that Jane Austen's novels allude to actual high-profile politicians and contemporary celebrities as well as to famous historical figures and landed estates. Barchas is the first scholar to conduct extensive research into the names and locations in Austen's fiction by taking full advantage of the explosion of archival materials now available online. According to Barchas, Austen plays confidently with the tension between truth and invention that characterizes the realist novel. Of course, the argument that Austen deployed famous names presupposes an active celebrity culture during the Regency, a phenomenon recently accepted by scholars. The names Austen plucks from history for her protagonists (Dashwood, Wentworth, Woodhouse, Tilney, Fitzwilliam, and many more) were immensely famous in her day. She seems to bank upon this familiarity for interpretive effect, often upending associations with comic intent. Barchas re-situates Austen's work closer to the historical novels of her contemporary Sir Walter Scott and away from the domestic and biographical perspectives that until recently have dominated Austen studies. This forward-thinking and revealing investigation offers scholars and ardent fans of Jane Austen a wealth of historical facts, while shedding an interpretive light on a new aspect of the beloved writer's work
Cataloging source
FYQ
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Barchas, Janine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.H5
LC item number
B37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Setting (Literature)
  • Names in literature
  • England
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and society
Label
Matters of fact in Jane Austen : history, location, and celebrity, Janine Barchas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-307) and index
Contents
Introduction : "History, real solemn history" in Austen -- "Quite unconnected" : the Wentworths and Lady Susan -- Mapping Northanger Abbey to find "Old Allen" of Prior Park -- Touring Farleigh Hungerford Castle and remembering Miss Tilney-Long -- "The celebrated Mr. Evelyn" of the Sylva in Burney and Austen -- Hell-fire Jane : Dashwood celebrity and Sense and sensibility -- Persuasion's battle of the books : Baronetage versus Navy list -- Afterword : Jane Austen's fictive network
Control code
857671486
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperback edition, 2013
Extent
xiii, 317 p.
Isbn
9781421411910
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)857671486
Label
Matters of fact in Jane Austen : history, location, and celebrity, Janine Barchas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-307) and index
Contents
Introduction : "History, real solemn history" in Austen -- "Quite unconnected" : the Wentworths and Lady Susan -- Mapping Northanger Abbey to find "Old Allen" of Prior Park -- Touring Farleigh Hungerford Castle and remembering Miss Tilney-Long -- "The celebrated Mr. Evelyn" of the Sylva in Burney and Austen -- Hell-fire Jane : Dashwood celebrity and Sense and sensibility -- Persuasion's battle of the books : Baronetage versus Navy list -- Afterword : Jane Austen's fictive network
Control code
857671486
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperback edition, 2013
Extent
xiii, 317 p.
Isbn
9781421411910
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)857671486

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