Chapter 18. Dealing in Notions and Facts: Jane Austen and History Writing

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Devoney Looser Associate Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch18

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Looser, D. (2009) Dealing in Notions and Facts: Jane Austen and History Writing, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch18

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Missouri, USA

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:

  • dealing in notions and facts;
  • Jane Austen and History Writing;
  • Her novels, too, grapple with “real, solemn history” Persuasion ends with its heroine dreading “a future war [as] all that could dim her sunshine”;
  • recitation of regnal years that resembles mistaken ideas about Austen herself;
  • Austen's six novels relentlessly contrasted to the voluminous (and “historical”) productions of novelist, poet, and critic Sir Walter Scott

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading