Introduction

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Johnson, C. L. and Tuite, C. (2009) Introduction, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968

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Keywords:

  • twenty-first century - waters of Austenian study, appreciation, and marketing had a steady rise;
  • public's enthusiasm for Jane Austen - abetted by a “body of publishers, editors, illustrators”;
  • Jane Austen - focus of a revisionist criticism;
  • Marilyn Butler's groundbreaking Jane Austen and the War of Ideas;
  • intense scholarly interest - Austen and history;
  • Austen's novels reminding us ever and again - a book is not simply an object, but a practice and a sociable event and occasion, a bit like a party;
  • Deidre Lynch refers to, in her essay on “Jane Austen and Genius,” as “Austen-love”