Jane Austen the Novelist

Essays Past and Present

  • Authors
  • Juliet McMaster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 3-17
    3. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 18-35
    4. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 36-46
    5. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 47-58
    6. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 76-89
    7. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 90-105
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 109-110
    3. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 111-132
    4. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 133-149
    5. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 150-172
    6. Juliet McMaster
      Pages 173-198
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


Jane Austen's Business is a collection of essays that demonstrates Austen knew her business. She presents with memorable distinctness not only 'what sees keenly, speaks aptly, moves flexibly' but also 'what throbs fast and full' (Charlotte Bronte's phrases). Many of these essays, including those by Julia Prewitt Brown, Margaret Drabble, Jan Fergus, Isobel Grundy, Gary Kelly, and Elaine Showalter, are based on papers given at the Lake Louise conference on Persuasion. The collection's culmination is a short story by Margaret Drabble that brings Austen's Elliots of Kellynch Hall into the twentieth century.


Charlotte Bronte Jane Austen novel Romanticism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24680-9
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24682-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24680-9
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