Untamed and Unabashed

Untamed and Unabashed Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 0814321364
Release 1994
Pages 191
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In Untamed and Unabashed, Regina Barreca, noted authority on women and humor, examines the use of humor in the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark, and Fay Weldon. She analyzes the ways that each writer uses comedic devices, especially those involving language itself, and discusses the gendered basis of their humor, providing a provocative feminist perspective on gender and comedy. Each of the essays argues that conservative critics have misread and misunderstood the importance of humor in the works of these women authors, and that women's humor serves to explode conventions oppressive to women and to offer women readers a critique of, and an alternative perspective on, the dominant cultural ideologies that contain and oppress them. The book concludes that these authors strategically deployed humor, coded in forms that women readers-but not men readers-would recognize and understand, as a means of educating and empowering those women readers. Barreca asserts that much of women's comic play has to do with power and its systematic misappropriation, allowing women to gain perspective by ridiculing the implicit insanities of a patriarchal culture. Using detailed persuasive new readings of various works of each of her chosen authors, she shows how the straightjacket of conventional femininity is challenged, confronted, and finally, thrown off. This volume demonstrates that comedy can effectively channel anger and rebellion by first making them appear to be acceptable and temporary phenomena, and then by harnessing the released energies, rather than dispersing them. This kind of comedy, which is at the heart of Untamed and Unabashed, terrifies those who hold order dear. It should.



So Odd a Mixture

So Odd a Mixture Author Phyllis Ferguson-Bottomer
ISBN-10 1846426545
Release 2007-05-15
Pages 208
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Autism was not a recognised disorder in Jane Austen's lifetime, nor for well over a century after her death. However there were certainly people who had autism, and Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer proposes that Austen wrote about them, without knowing what it was that she was describing. So Odd a Mixture looks at eight seemingly diverse characters in Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, who display autistic traits. These characters - five in the Bennet family and three in the extended family of the Fitzwilliams - have fundamental difficulties with communication, empathy and theory of mind. Perhaps it is high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome that provides an explanation for some characters' awkward behaviour at crowded balls, their frequent silences or their tendency to lapse into monologues rather than truly converse with others. This fascinating book will provide food for thought for students and fans of Austen's classic novel, and for anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders.



The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

The History of British Women s Writing  1920 1945 Author M. Joannou
ISBN-10 9781137292179
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 316
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.



Ins Wort gesetzt ins Bild gesetzt

Ins Wort gesetzt  ins Bild gesetzt Author Ingrid Hotz-Davies
ISBN-10 9783839405956
Release 2015-07
Pages 310
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Feminismus, Post-Feminismus, Gender Studies, Queer Studies - »Geschlecht« und »Sexuelle Orientierung« sind Kategorien, die immer weniger essentiell gedacht werden können. Neue theoretische Fragestellungen führen dazu, dass wir nicht nur neu lesen, sehen, denken, sondern auch anderes wahrnehmen. Die Vorstellung vom Kanon verändert sich. Die hier versammelten Beiträge aus den Bereichen Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Soziologie, Geschichte, Philosophie, Medienwissenschaft und Kunstgeschichte stellen literarische Texte, Filme und Bilder vor, in deren Zentrum die Frage nach der Konstruktion und Implementierung von Geschlechterdifferenzen steht.



The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 9780698168237
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 544
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Includes an Introduction by Anne Perry and a New Afterword by Regina Barreca. Indisputably the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on—in films, on television, and of course through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s inimitable craft. These twenty-two stories show Holmes at his brilliant best. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE THE NAVAL TREATY THE FINAL PROBLEM THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES THE CROOKED MAN THE RESIDENT PATIENT THE GREEK INTERPRETER THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE



British and Irish Women Writers and the Women s Movement

British and Irish Women Writers and the Women s Movement Author Jill Franks
ISBN-10 9781476602684
Release 2013-02-22
Pages 232
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"This study pairs selected Irish and British women novelists, relating their voices to the women's movements in their nation. In the first wave, nationalist and militant ideologies competed with the suffrage fight in Ireland. In the second wave, heterosexual romantic relationships come under scrutiny. In the third wave, Irish writers express the frustrations of their cultural identity. "--Provided by publisher.



A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-10 9781101565605
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 224
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Dicken's most beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge.



Women s Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China

Women   s Literary Feminism in Twentieth Century China Author A. Dooling
ISBN-10 9781403978271
Release 2005-02-18
Pages 273
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This is a critical inquiry into the connections between emergent feminist ideologies in China and the production of 'modern' women's writing from the demise of the last imperial dynasty to the founding of the PRC. It accentuates both well-known and under-represented literary voices who intervened in the gender debates of their generation as well as contextualises the strategies used in imagining alternative stories of female experience and potential. It asks two questions: first, how did the advent of enlightened views of gender relations and sexuality influence literary practices of 'new women' in terms of narrative forms and strategies, readership, and publication venues? Second, how do these representations attest to the way these female intellectuals engaged and expanded social and political concerns from the personal to the national?



Searching for Jane Austen

Searching for Jane Austen Author Emily Auerbach
ISBN-10 0299201848
Release 2004
Pages 344
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Searching for Jane Austen demolishes with wit and vivacity the often-held view of "Jane," a decorous maiden aunt writing her small drawing-room stories of teas and balls. Emily Auerbach presents a different Jane Austen—a brilliant writer who, despite the obstacles facing women of her time, worked seriously on improving her craft and became one of the world’s greatest novelists, a master of wit, irony, and character development. In this beautifully illustrated and lively work, Auerbach surveys two centuries of editing, censoring, and distorting Austen’s life and writings. Auerbach samples Austen’s flamboyant, risqué adolescent works featuring heroines who get drunk, lie, steal, raise armies, and throw rivals out of windows. She demonstrates that Austen constantly tested and improved her skills by setting herself a new challenge in each of her six novels. In addition, Auerbach considers Austen’s final irreverent writings, discusses her tragic death at the age of forty-one, and ferrets out ridiculous modern adaptations and illustrations, including ads, cartoons, book jackets, newspaper articles, plays, and films from our own time. An appendix reprints a ground-breaking article that introduced Mark Twain’s "Jane Austen," an unfinished and unforgettable essay in which Twain and Austen enter into mortal combat.



Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 9781681493916
Release 2017-09-08
Pages 417
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Jane Austen is arguably the finest female novelist who ever lived and Pride and Prejudice is arguably the finest, and is certainly the most popular, of her novels. An undoubted classic of world literature, its profound Christian morality is all too often missed or wilfully overlooked by today's (post)modern critics. Yet Austen saw the follies and foibles of human nature, and the frictions and fidelities of family life, with an incisive eye that penetrates to the very heart of the human condition. This edition of Austen's masterpiece includes an introduction by Professor Christopher Blum and several insightful critical essays by leading Austen scholars. The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions orOxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. Whereas many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer, Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist, or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer-choice, enabling educators, students and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. The series is particularly aimed at tradition-minded literature professors offering them an alternative for their students. The initial list will have about 15 - 20 titles. The goal is to release three books a season, or six in a year.



Telling Stories

Telling Stories Author Steven Cohan
ISBN-10 9781134981168
Release 2002-01-04
Pages 208
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Telling Stories overturns traditional definitions of narrative by arguing that any story, whether a Bette Davis film, a jeans ad, a Jane Austen novel of a 'Cathy' comic, must be related to larger cultural networks. The authors show how meanings and subjectivity do not exist in isolation, but are manufactured by the narratives our culture reads and watches every day. They call for a critical practice that, through the fracturing of texts, can alter the grounds of knowledge and interpretation. This timely study will interest critics of narrative and culture, as well as students wanting to extend post-Saussurean theories to poopular and canonical cultures, and to the dynamics of story-telling itself.



Jane Austen Collection Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility Emma Persuasion and More

Jane Austen Collection  Pride and Prejudice  Sense and Sensibility  Emma  Persuasion and More Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 9781681957418
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 1651
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The ultimate bundle for Jane Austen Fans This collection contains 10 of Jane Austen's works ranging from her most famous to her early letters and unfinished novels. Included in this bundle: • Emma • Pride and Prejudice • Sense and Sensibility • Mansfield Park • Northanger Abbey • Persuasion • Sanditon • The Watsons • Lady Susan • Love and Friendship This bundle also includes a BONUS Book Club Discussion Guide and list of over one hundred questions perfect for customizing your next book club, class, or discussion group. This Jane Austen Collection has been professionally formatted for e-readers and includes a linked table of contents. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. t Pu



The Complete Novels

The Complete Novels Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 1440649367
Release 2006-03-28
Pages 1088
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Now in Penguin Classics Deluxe: a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not romances; ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen observed. This beautiful volume covers the literary career of one of England’s finest prose stylists of any century. • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging • Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society • New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Marriage in Pride and Prejudice A Literary Essay

Marriage in Pride and Prejudice  A Literary Essay Author Louise Hathaway
ISBN-10 9781310534317
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I wrote this literary essay in graduate school the semester before I received my Masters Degree in English Literature. It is about marriage expectations in the Regency period as expressed in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It explores the different relationships between the sexes in the novel, and what the options were for women who were not yet married during this period. It is accompanied by photographs taken by my husband when we made a Jane Austen pilgrimage to her homes in Winchester and Chawton, England. Hopefully fans of Jane Austen won't find it too full of bibliographic information and may look at it as an interesting example of the kind of writing that Masters Degree students must submit. Hopefully, my readers will learn some new things about Jane that they didn't already know.



Little Women

Little Women Author Louisa May Alcott
ISBN-10 0143106651
Release 2012
Pages 504
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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.



Pride Prejudice

Pride   Prejudice Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044079556437
Release 1907
Pages 397
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Pride Prejudice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pride Prejudice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pride Prejudice book for free.



Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044086796588
Release 1918
Pages 401
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Austen’s most celebrated novel tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a bright, lively young woman with four sisters, and a mother determined to marry them to wealthy men. At a party near the Bennets’ home in the English countryside, Elizabeth meets the wealthy, proud Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth initially finds Darcy haughty and intolerable, but circumstances continue to unite the pair. Mr. Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth’s wit and candor, while her reservations about his character slowly vanish. The story is as much a social critique as it is a love story, and the prose crackles with Austen’s wry wit.