Jane Austen and the Creation of Modern Fiction

Six Novels in “a Style Entirely New”

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About the Book

Jane Austen overcame the limitations of early fiction by pivoting from superficial adventures to the psychological studies that have defined the novel since. Her creativity and technique grew as she wrestled with pragmatic writing issues. This evaluation of Austen’s creative process brings into focus the strengths and weaknesses of her six novels. Each is examined in its use of major fictional techniques—description, scene-building, point of view, and psychological development—to reveal unique literary attributes. The result is a revealing analysis of how world-class fiction is built from the ground up.

About the Author(s)

The author of eight books, Collins Hemingway is an authority on Jane Austen and the Regency period. He has written dozens of articles about the British author as well as literary fiction based on her life, and regularly speaks to Austen societies on everything from her development as a writer to the major events and issues of the era. He lives in Redmond, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Collins Hemingway
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9427-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5370-9
Imprint: McFarland