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The Resource Jane Austen : a companion, Josephine Ross

Jane Austen : a companion, Josephine Ross

Label
Jane Austen : a companion
Title
Jane Austen
Title remainder
a companion
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Ross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This up-to-date companion is the only general guide to Jane Austen, her work, and her world. Josephine Ross explores the literary scene during the time Austen's works first appeared: the books considered classics then, the 'horrid novels' and romances, and the grasping publishers. She looks at the architecture and decor of Austen's era that made up 'the profusion and elegance of modern taste': Regency houses for instance, Chippendale furniture, 'picturesque scenery.' On the smaller scale she answers questions that may baffle modern readers of Austen's work. What, for example, was 'hartshorn'? How did Lizzy Bennet 'let down' her gown to hide her muddy petticoat? Ross shows us the fashions, and the subtle ways Jane Austen used clothes to express her characters. Courtship, marriage, adultery, class and 'rank, ' mundane tasks of ordinary life, all appear, as does the wider political and military world--especially the navy, in which her brothers served"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Josephine
Dewey number
  • 823/.7
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.E46
LC item number
R67 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Women and literature
  • Women novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • England
  • England
  • Women novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • England
  • England
Label
Jane Austen : a companion, Josephine Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief life -- "The common daily routine" -- "The present fashions" -- "The subject of books" -- "Of lovers and husbands" -- "The beauty of the place" -- "The distinction of rank" -- "Politics and public events."
Control code
ocm50774541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780813539546
Lccn
2002036745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50774541
Label
Jane Austen : a companion, Josephine Ross
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief life -- "The common daily routine" -- "The present fashions" -- "The subject of books" -- "Of lovers and husbands" -- "The beauty of the place" -- "The distinction of rank" -- "Politics and public events."
Control code
ocm50774541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780813539546
Lccn
2002036745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50774541

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