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Jane Austen and the Fiction of her Time
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Introduction; 1. The juvenilia, the early unfinished novels and Northanger Abbey; 2. The non-heiresses: The Watsons and Pride and Prejudice; 3. Sense and the single girl; 4. The frailties of Fanny; 5. Men of sense and silly wives - the confusions of Mr Knightley; 6. Rationality and rebellion: Persuasion and the model girl; 7. Sanditon - Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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Presents Jane Austen as a radical innovator in confrontation with contemporary popular novelists.

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'... her evidence is so startlingly persuasive that all students of Austen will need to read her book with care.' Choice
"Waldron's ambitious work opens up Austen's oeuvre to new avenues of research." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
"[Waldron's] close reading and accurate analysis of the novels remind us of the importance - and the difficulty, too - of this basic work in the study of literature..." Eighteenth-Century Fiction
"[Waldron's] close reading and accurate analysis of the novels remind us of the importance - and the difficulty, too - of this basic work in the study of literature..." Eighteenth-Century Fiction
"With many scholarly articles on women's writing and eighteenth-century literature... to her credit, Mary Waldron brings her excellent abilities to a unifying critical interpretation of Jane Austen's novels." Victorian Periodicals Review

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