Jane Austen

A Companion


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About the Book

Written for readers at all levels, this book situates Jane Austen in her time, and for all times. It provides a biography; locates her work in the context of literary history and criticism; explores her fiction; and features an encyclopedic, readable resource on the people, places and things of relevance to Austen the person and writer. Details on family members, beaux, friends, national affairs, church and state politics, themes, tropes, and literary devices ground the reader in Austen’s world. Appendices offer resources for further reading and consider the massive modern industry that has grown up around Austen and her works.

About the Author(s)

Laura Dabundo is a professor of English emerita at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta. She has written books, articles, and has presented papers at many conferences in America and internationally on Jane Austen, Romanticism, the Gothic, and detective and mystery fiction.

Laurence W. Mazzeno, president emeritus of Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, is the author or editor of 20+ books and more than 300 articles and reviews on literature and history. He lives in Arvada, Colorado.

Sue Norton, a lecturer of English at the Technological University Dublin since 1999, previously taught in University College Dublin, University College Cork and New Jersey City University.

Bibliographic Details

Laura Dabundo. Series Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno; Associate Editor Sue Norton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 248
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7512-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4238-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  viii
Preface  1
Abbreviations  3
Introduction  5
A Brief Biography: Who Was Jane Austen, the Human Being?  15
Chronological List of Jane Austen’s Prose Fiction  21
Jane Austen: A Companion  23
Appendix A: Editions and Important Recent Reference Books  209
Appendix B: Adaptations, Sequels, Prequels, and Ephemera:
The ­Jane-Austen ­Military-Industrial Complex  214
Appendix C: Most of Jane Austen for Film, Television,
and the Internet as of 2020  228
Works Cited  231
Index  237

Book Reviews & Awards

“Easy to read and full of fascinating information”—Jane Austen’s World blog