Jane Austen

A Companion

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About the Book

Written for students at all levels including educated general readers and Janeites of all stripes, this tightly focused 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 which are the chief matters 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 also presented papers at many conferences in America and internationally on Jane Austen, Romanticism, the Gothic, and detective and mystery fiction.

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

Sue Norton has been a lecturer of English at the Dublin Institute of Technology since 1999. Previously she taught in University College Dublin, University College Cork, New Jersey City University, and worked as a textbook editor for Prentice Hall Publishing.

Bibliographic Details

Laura Dabundo. Series Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno; Associate Editor Sue Norton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
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