Romantic Austen: Sexual Politics and the Literary Canon

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 M02 28 - 242 pages
An investigation of the sexual politics of national culture, heritage culture and literary canon-formation informs the study's discussion of the relationship between Romanticism, Austen and the literary canon."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

tracking the canonical Romantic and postRomantic Austen
1
Aunt Janes early workings and betweenities closet dramas of literary apprenticeship
23
Sensibility free indirect style and the Romantic technology of discretion
56
Breeding heritage culture Mansfield Park Reflections on the Revolution in France and the glorious revolutions of the country house
98
Austens Romantic fragment Sanditon and the sexual politics of land speculation
156
Epilogue
192
Notes
194
Select bibliography
225
Index
236
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Clara Tuite is a Lecturer in English at the University of Melbourne. She is an associate editor of The Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832 (1999). She has published articles on Gothic literature in Eighteenth-Century Life and Romanticism on the Net.

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