Recreating Jane Austen by John WiltshireRecreating Jane Austen by John Wiltshire

Recreating Jane Austen

byJohn Wiltshire

Paperback | August 13, 2001

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Recreating Jane Austen is a book for readers who know and love Austen's work. Stimulated by the recent crop of film and television versions of Austen's novels, John Wiltshire examines how her work has been "recreated" in another age and medium. Written in an engaging and readable style, this accessible study approaches the central question of the role Jane Austen plays in the contemporary cultural imagination.
Title:Recreating Jane AustenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:August 13, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521002826

ISBN - 13:9780521002820


Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; A note on texts; Introduction: 'Jane Austen' and Jane Austen; 1. Imagining Jane Austen's life; 2. Recreating Jane Austen: Jane Austen in Manhattan, Metropolitan, Clueless; 3. An Englishwoman's constitution: Jane Austen and Shakespeare; 4. From drama, to novel, to film: inwardness in Mansfield Park and Persuasion; 5. Pride and Prejudice, love and recognition; 6. The genius and the facilitating environment; Notes; A note on films cited; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Although short, the book is remarkably well informed - with extraordinary useful notes and bibliography - and cleverly and wittily argued." CHOICE