Chapter 31. Luxury: Making Sense of Excess in Austen's Narratives

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Diego Saglia Associate Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch31

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Saglia, D. (2009) Luxury: Making Sense of Excess in Austen's Narratives, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch31

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Parma, Italy

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:

  • luxury - making sense of excess in Austen's narratives;
  • Making Sense of Excess in Austen's Narratives;
  • Luxury holds a relevant place in Austen's narrative universe. In Mansfield Park Henry Crawford is said to have been brought up “in a school of luxury and epicurism”;
  • At Gray's in Sackville Street - A Toothpick Case and a Negotiation;
  • pineapples in Gloucestershire;
  • the windows of bath;
  • the work of luxury in Austen's Novels

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • At Gray's in Sackville Street: A Toothpick Case and a Negotiation

  • Pineapples in Gloucestershire

  • The Windows of Bath

  • The Work of Luxury in Austen's Novels

  • Further Reading