You cannot be at perfect ease with a friend who does not joke, and I suppose this is what deprived me of a final satisfaction in the company of Anthony Trollope, who jokes heavily or not at all, and whom I should otherwise make bold to declare the greatest of English novelists; as it is, I must put before him Jane Austen
, whose books, late in life, have been a youthful rapture with me.
Still, on the whole, I'd rather live without them than without Jane Austen."
"Jane Austen? I don't like Jane Austen," said Rachel.
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and Comedy" invites reflection not only on her inclusion of laughter and humor, the comic, jokes, wit, and all the other topics that can so readily be grouped under the broad umbrella that is comedy, but also on the idea or form of comedy itself, and on the way that this form may govern our thinking about many things outside the realm of Austen's work.
Written for an audience of children ages 9 years and up, "Jane Austen
for Kids" introduces a world famous English female author from the Revolutionary influenced era of 1775 through 1817.
More than a decade and a half before "Jane Austen
and the Masturbating Girl," Chandler anticipated, though in a more tentative idiom, Sedgwick's challenge to the repressive hypothesis that had come to govern this strand of Austen criticism.
Presented as a "graphic imagining" of young Jane Austen
, the author certainly portrays her devotion to her craft and posits an interesting possible inspiration for Pride and Prejudice.
She returns in the character of early 19th century British novelist Jane Austen
, whose novels continue to achieve popularity and new readers 200 years after their original publication.
In Jane Austen
in the Context of Abolition, White says that "this link to the West Indies is a striking feature of the novel; there appears to be an authorial intention to keep issues that could be associated with abolition before the reader's eye." Austen's placement of the property in the West Indies, she argues, would likely "involve a contemporary reader in abolition-specific thinking" (78-79).
AS front-page stories in July 2017 about the 200th anniversary of her death emphasized, Jane Austen
has probably become the most popular pre-twentieth-century author in English apart from Shakespeare.
Women writers said at a panel discussion on the book 'Austenistan', an anthology of seven short stories launched on Saturday to celebrate Jane Austen
's bicentenary at British Council.