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Jane Austen and Her Predecessors 6 editions

Cover of: Jane Austen and Her Predecessors | Frank W. Bradbrook
About the Book

This is a study of influences on Jane Austen's art and views of life. She assimilated and transformed certain writings of earlier essayists and novelists; she was herself a potent influence. Dr Bradbrook provides the literary critic with a fresh position from which to inspect the novels. He isolates several kinds of influence that had affect on Jane, which he inspects one by one. First there are the periodical essayists, the moralists in prose and the writers of conduct books. These were sources of general reflections on moral and social behaviour: and especially interesting to Jane Austen when they touched on the position of women. Dr Bradbrook sketches her knowledge of and taste in the drama and poetry of the eighteenth century. In the second half of the book Dr Bradbrook analyses the influence that earlier novelists had on Jane Austen. Useful appendices reproduce some of the rarer sources.

Classifications

Library of Congress PR4037 .B7
Dewey 823.7

6 editions First published in 1966

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Cover of: Jane Austen and her predecessors
Jane Austen and her predecessors
1967, Cambridge University Press
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen and her predecessors
Jane Austen and her predecessors
1967, Cambridge University Press
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen and her predecessors.
Jane Austen and her predecessors.
1966, University Press
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen and her predecessors
Jane Austen and her predecessors
1966, Cambridge U. P.
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen and her predecessors.
Jane Austen and her predecessors.
1966, Cambridge University Press
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen and her predecessors

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