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The reception of Jane Austen in Europe

Mandal, Anthony and Southam, Brian, eds. 2014. The reception of Jane Austen in Europe. The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe, London and New York: Bloomsbury.

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Abstract

This volume of international research provides a wide-ranging account of Jane Austen's reception across the length and breadth of Europe, from Russia and Finland in the North to Italy and Spain in the South. In historical terms, the survey ranges from the near-contemporary - since Austen's novels were available in French very soon after their original publication - to modern times, in those countries which for various reasons, linguistic, historical or ideological, have taken up the novels only in recent years. For many, Austen's novels are valued for their romantic content, as love stories, but increasingly they are being perceived as sophisticated, ironic narratives. In this, the quality of translation has been a significant factor and the many film and television adaptations have played an important part in establishing Austen's reputation amongst the public across two centuries. It will be seen from this that across Europe Austen's 'reception history' is far from uniform and has been shaped by a complex of extra-literary forces. The paperback edition has been updated to include developments in Austen's European reception up to 2013.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature > PF West Germanic
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
P Language and Literature > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781472535917
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:59
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/71264

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