Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260001

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

Jane Austens 'Pride and Prejudice - Stolz und Vorurteil': Vom historischen Hintergrund der Entstehung des Romans bis hin zur Darstellung und Rolle der Liebe im Buch und zu Zeiten des 18.-19. Jahrhunderts

Author: Susanne Hahn

Publisher: Bachelor + Master Publication

ISBN: 395820399X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 48

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Das im Jahre 1813 erschiene Buch Pride and Prejudice" der Autorin Jane Austen handelt von dem zeitlosen Thema, das Menschen seit jeher am meisten beschaftigt: der Liebe. Die vorliegende Studie beschaftigt sich mit der Rolle der Liebe zu Zeiten Austens und geht insbesondere auf die Fragestellung ein inwiefern Liebe und Heirat zusammengehorten. Dabei wird Bezug auf Austens Werk genommen und die Darstellung von Liebe in ihrem Roman analysiert. Es wird gezeigt auf welche Art und Weisen die Autorin Liebe und Gefuhle verdeutlicht und wie die Darstellung sich von anderen Liebesromanen unterscheidet."

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Romance

Author: Wadsworth Publishing

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224863

Category: English fiction

Page: 1308

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Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen constructed Pride & Prejudice with wit, social precision and an irresistible heroine. Beginning with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, it is a perfect ironic novel of manners.

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260438

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her. In this, her first full-length novel, Austen also fixes her sharp, ironic gaze on other kinds of contemporary novel, especially the Gothic school made famous by Ann Radcliffe. Catherine's reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures, adding to the uncertainties and embarrassments she must undergo before finding happiness.

Die Rückkehr des Prinzen

Author: N.A

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373251305X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Auch Prinzen bleiben nicht immer klein. Irgendwann werden sie größer und begnügen sich nicht mehr mit ihrem winzigen Planeten. So kehrt der Prinz eines Tages auf die Erde zurück und landet in Patagonien. Dort findet er einen neuen Freund, der ihn mit auf die Reise nimmt. Unterwegs entspinnen sich wunderbar philosophische Gespräche über das Leben, die Freundschaft und das Erwachsenwerden. Am Ende bleibt der Prinz auf der Erde. Und wer weiß, vielleicht begegnet Ihnen bald ein junger Mann mit weizenblondem Haar?

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen,Stephen Arkin

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260162

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco University. 'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability. Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival. This book, the first of Austen's novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.

Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260285

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading. Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', but Emma is irresistible. 'Handsome, clever, and rich', Emma is also an 'imaginist', 'on fire with speculation and foresight'. She sees the signs of romance all around her, but thinks she will never be married. Her matchmaking maps out relationships that Jane Austen ironically tweaks into a clearer perspective. Judgement and imagination are matched in games the reader too can enjoy, and the end is a triumph of understanding.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220551

Category: England

Page: 1440

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Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published. Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140649

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

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Presents articles on feminist literature, including significant authors, themes and history.

Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260322

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fanny Price has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her own feelings while enduring the cheerful amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her.

Die schöne Cassandra. Sämtliche Jugendwerke

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159612082

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 1885

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Selbst Liebhaber ihrer sechs Romane wissen häufig nicht, dass Jane Austen schon zwischen ihrem elften und siebzehnten Lebensjahr eine ganze Reihe kürzerer fiktionaler Texte schrieb. Diese blieben lange im Besitz der Familie, die es nicht für angebracht hielt, »diesen Werdegang der Öffentlichkeit zu enthüllen«. Janes Jugendwerke wurden deshalb zum allergrößten Teil erst im 20. Jahrhundert zugänglich. Es sind Texte von überbordender Phantasie, einem frechen Humor, einer unbändigen Lust, zu provozieren, die Ursula und Christian Grawe erstmals vollständig ins Deutsche übersetzt haben.

The Idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261756

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Anne Elliot

Roman. Nachw. v. Max Wildi

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717510246

Category:

Page: 458

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Tristram Shandy

Author: Laurence Sterne

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262913

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

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Introduces us to a group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing. This book involves the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography. It anticipates modernism and postmodernism.

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260568

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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The romance between Captain Wentworth and Anne, the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, seems doomed because of the young man's family connections and lack of wealth.