Updating Austen: Catherine Hubback and Emily Eden

  • Cheryl A. WilsonEmail author


This chapter, considers how mid-Victorian domestic novels by Catherine Hubback and Emily Eden specifically engage with Austen’s work. Hubback and Eden update Jane Austen and her heroines by combining elements of her fiction with popular genres, such as the silver fork novel, and incorporating contemporary mid-Victorian social concerns into their texts. For these writers, Austen became useful for negotiating questions about the development of the novel, the changing literary marketplace, and the role of the woman writer in the nineteenth century.


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  1. 1.Stevenson UniversityStevensonUSA

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