The Architecture of Space-Time in the Novels of Jane Austen

  • Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
    Pages 19-79
  4. Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
    Pages 81-131
  5. Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
    Pages 173-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-180

About this book


This book argues that there are recurrent spatiotemporal patterns and structures in six Jane Austen novels which constitute a source of enduring, if unconscious, pleasure. More precisely, the book contends that there are overlapping natural and cultural cycles which co-exist in a constantly transmuting space-time and which are counterpointed with the linearity of pivotal events that drive the plot forwards. This work examines the psychological relations to these space-time patterns of the characters, principally the heroines, focusing on the transformations of their emotional states which prompt linear leaps.


Spatiotemporal cyclicity Stylistic Narratological Historical Space Jane Austen

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Haute Ecole Arc IngénierieNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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