The Historical Austen

The Historical Austen

William H. Galperin

2002 | 296 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $24.95
Literature | Biography
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. HISTORICIZING AUSTEN
Chapter 1. History, Silence, and "The Trial of Jane Leigh Perrot"
Chapter 2. The Picturesque, the Real, and the Consumption of Jane Austen
Chapter 3. Why Jane Austen Is Not Frances Burney: Probability, Possibility, and Romantic Counterhegemony

PART II. READING THE HISTORICAL AUSTEN
Chapter 4. Lady Susan and the Failure of Austen's Early Published Novels
Chapter 5. Narrative Incompetence in Northanger Abbey
Chapter 6. Jane Austen's Future Shock
Chapter 7. Nostalgia in Emma
Chapter 8. The Body in Persuasion and Sanditon

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments