Jane Austen

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Harold Bloom
Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 189 pages
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Noted for her witty depictions of English country life and sharply satirical views of class structure and human behavior, 19th-century novelist Jane Austen's works, which include such classics as Emma and Pride and Prejudice, possess a timeless appeal for both general readers and literary scholars. This volume from the new Bloom's Classic Critical Views series showcases essays from Austen's own time period and beyond that create a unique portrait of a writer whose works have remained relevant for more than two centuries.

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Contents

Mary Russell Mitford 1815
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Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges 1834
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Archbishop Whately Modern Novels 1821
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About the author (2008)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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