Miniatures and Morals: The Christian Novels of Jane Austen

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Canon Press & Book Service, 2004 - Fiction - 197 pages
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Miniatures & Morals: The Christian Novels of Jane Austen Not only are Austen's novels still widely read, they continue to influence modern film and literature. In both their moral content and their focused, highly detailed, "miniaturist" execution, they reveal Austen's mastery of the art of fiction and her concern for Christian virtues exercised within communities. She entertains, edifies, and challenges men and women readers alike. From theological and literary angles, Leithart analyzes character and theme while summarizing each of Austen's major works-Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion. Including helpful review and thought questions for each section, this book is an excellent introduction to Austen for students and for all who desire a richer appreciation of her enduring genius.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Real Men Read Austen
13
Morals and Manners Marriage and Money Pride and Prejudice
35
What Ideas Have You Been Admitting? Northanger Abbey
61
I Conceal Nothing Sense and Sensibility
85
I Cannot Act Mansfield Park
113
Charity and the Deeper Game Emma
143
Perhaps an Improvement Persuasion
171
Bibliography
195
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