The Talk in Jane Austen

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University of Alberta, Dec 16, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 269 pages
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Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others.

 

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Contents

CHAPTERI
3
CHAPTER
4
Speculations and Possibilities
22
CHAPTER 2
23
CHAPTER 5
80
Some Subtexts of Conversational Combat in Jane Austen
91
CHAPTER 7
104
CHAPTER 8
123
LINDA BREE
149
CHAPTER II
167
Elizabeth Bennet Protests Too Much
183
Courtship and Seduction in Jane Austens Novels
207
CHAPTER 14
225
CHAPTER 15
239
Works Cited
253
Index
261

Subtexts and Ironies
142

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About the author (2002)

Bruce Stovel (1941-2007) was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alberta. He co-edited two collections of essays on Austen and contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen. Stovel's passion for teaching, literature, and blues music was celebrated in Jane Austen Sings the Blues. Lynn Weinlos Gregg teaches high-school English in Edmonton and has been for many years a Jane Austen enthusiast.

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