The Making of Jane Austen The Making of Jane Austen

The Making of Jane Austen

    • $19.99
    • $19.99

Publisher Description

Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? Devoney Looser’s The Making of Jane Austen turns to the people, performances, activism, and images that fostered Austen’s early fame, laying the groundwork for the beloved author we think we know.

Here are the Austen influencers, including her first English illustrator, the eccentric Ferdinand Pickering, whose sensational gothic images may be better understood through his brushes with bullying, bigamy, and an attempted matricide. The daring director-actress Rosina Filippi shaped Austen’s reputation with her pioneering dramatizations, leading thousands of young women to ventriloquize Elizabeth Bennet’s audacious lines before drawing room audiences. Even the supposedly staid history of Austen scholarship has its bizarre stories. The author of the first Jane Austen dissertation, student George Pellew, tragically died young, but he was believed by many, including his professor-mentor, to have come back from the dead.

Looser shows how these figures and their Austen-inspired work transformed Austen’s reputation, just as she profoundly shaped theirs. Through them, Looser describes the factors and influences that radically altered Austen’s evolving image. Drawing from unexplored material, Looser examines how echoes of that work reverberate in our explanations of Austen’s literary and cultural power. Whether you’re a devoted Janeite or simply Jane-curious, The Making of Jane Austen will have you thinking about how a literary icon is made, transformed, and handed down from generation to generation.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
June 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
308
Pages
PUBLISHER
Johns Hopkins University Press
SELLER
Johns Hopkins University
SIZE
29.7
MB

More Books Like This

The Wife of Bath The Wife of Bath
2023
The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose
2008
The Lost Lunar Baedeker The Lost Lunar Baedeker
2015
The Divided Self in the Works of Virginia Woolf The Divided Self in the Works of Virginia Woolf
2013
How Novels Work How Novels Work
2008
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
2010

More Books by Devoney Looser

Sister Novelists Sister Novelists
2022
Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility
1957
The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period
2015
Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850 Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850
2008
British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820 British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820
2003

Customers Also Bought

Classic Household Hints Classic Household Hints
2014
How to Find Out Anything How to Find Out Anything
2012
Bibliophile Bibliophile
2018
The Story Behind The Story Behind
2018
Librarian Tales Librarian Tales
2020
Embers of Childhood Embers of Childhood
2019