Chapter 38. Jane Austen and the Silver Fork Novel

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

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch38

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Copeland, E. (2009) Jane Austen and the Silver Fork Novel, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch38

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 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:

  • Jane Austen and the Silver Fork Novel;
  • Henry Colburn initiated the taste, the “mania” as John Sutherland calls it (1986: 70) - for these novels about fashionable life in London;
  • to hear echoes of Jane Austen's novels in the most unexpected places;
  • In Gore's next novel, Mothers and Daughters (1831), Fanny Price's East Room retreat is on view;
  • political obsessions of the 1820s and 1830s replace subjective identity as the central activity of the contemporary novel;
  • The silver fork debt to Jane Austen, in short, belongs to an “overlapping of historicities”;
  • Deidre Lynch describes in her essay “At Home with Jane Austen,” in which Austen's novels are “reseen”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading