Claudia L. Johnson, Clara Tuite

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Jane Austen
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405149099
StatePublished - Mar 6 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Austen's novels reminding us ever and again - a book is not simply an object, but a practice and a sociable event and occasion, a bit like a party
  • Deidre Lynch refers to, in her essay on "Jane Austen and Genius," as "Austen-love"
  • Intense scholarly interest - Austen and history
  • Jane Austen - focus of a revisionist criticism
  • Marilyn Butler's groundbreaking Jane Austen and the War of Ideas
  • Public's enthusiasm for Jane Austen - abetted by a "body of publishers, editors, illustrators"
  • Twenty-first century - waters of Austenian study, appreciation, and marketing had a steady rise

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