Chapter 39. Jane Austen in the World: New Women, Imperial Vistas

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

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch39

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Trumpener, K. (2009) Jane Austen in the World: New Women, Imperial Vistas, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch39

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Emily Sanford Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University, 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 in the World: New Women, Imperial Vistas;
  • The Book Code;
  • Many Austenite novelists consciously extending Austen's homage to the novel and brief for literary self-education;
  • British novels shaping early colonial literatures and school curricula;
  • Mansfield Park directly influenced Scott's Guy Mannering (1815) and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre;
  • For Charlotte Brontë, Austen was “shrewd and observant” but “lacking sentiment”;
  • Nineteenth-century novelists underscored the confluence between the historical novel and the Austenian novel of manners

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Book Code

  • Into the Glimmering World: Empire as Escape

  • In the Bookstore: The Postcolonial Jane Austen

  • Further Reading