Chapter 2. The Austen Family Writing: Gossip, Parody, and Corporate Personality

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

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch2

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Mack, R. L. (2009) The Austen Family Writing: Gossip, Parody, and Corporate Personality, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Exeter, UK

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:

  • The Austen Family Writing;
  • Austen family copy of Oliver Goldsmith's History of England;
  • Jane Austen benefitting from long-established traditions of minor English gentry;
  • parallels between the work of James and Henry in The Loiterer and Jane Austen's own achievements as a novelist;
  • The Loiterer to Jane Austen's juvenilia and to novels such as Northanger Abbey;
  • Austen brothers - influence on their sister's writing;
  • Jane Austen learning to view such struggles - by means of Frank's eye-witness accounts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading