Jane Austen and Marriage

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jul 8, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 248 pages
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"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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User Review  - Guanhui - Goodreads

Reading this book dispels any doe-eyed notion of Austen's fiction. Read full review

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User 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

About the author (2009)

Hazel Jones taught English at Exeter University, specializing in Jane Austen. She tutored courses on the novelist for the thriving Summer Academy Programme, which attracted students from all over the world. She continues to organize Jane Austen residential courses for adults at various venues in the UK, focusing on her novels and her life and times.

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