Jane Austen and Marriage
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." -Pride and Prejudice
The question of marriage lies at the center of Jane Austen's novels. The issues bound up in the pursuit of love, happiness, money, and status were those of her day and informed the plots and morals of her work. In this fascinating book, Hazel Jones explores the ways in which these themes manifest themselves in Jane Austen's life and fiction, against the backdrop of contemporary conduct manuals, letters, diaries, journals and newspapers. Drawing on original research, this entertaining and detailed study provides a charming and profound insight into the world of Jane Austen.
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Review: Jane Austen and MarriageUser Review - Guanhui - Goodreads
Reading this book dispels any doe-eyed notion of Austen's fiction. Read full review
Review: Jane Austen and MarriageUser Review - Elizabeth Parsons - Goodreads
A fascinating study of marriage and the relations between the sexes during Jane Austen's time, both in her novels and the real world. I read this for research purposes, but I found myself enjoying it far more than I had anticipated. Read full review