The Making of Jane Austen

The Making of Jane Austen

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"Returning author Devoney Looser has written a study of Jane Austen's legacy in high and popular culture, looking at stage and film adaptations of her work, how Austen has been taught in classrooms, Austen's depiction in visual culture, and Austen's role in the women's suffragist movement. Looser draws on popular print and unpublished archival sources, amassing evidence from high, middlebrow, and popular culture, in order to craft a more capacious history of posthumous reception. The book is a detailed and revealing account of what Looser calls the "public dimension" of Jane Austen, who is a "manufactured creation." Looser has dug deep and come up with brand-new material on Austen, something that is very hard to do. This is the kind of material that Janeites and Austen scholars live for"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
Copyright Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781421422824
1421422824
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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