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The Resource Jane Austen's cults and cultures, Claudia L. Johnson

Jane Austen's cults and cultures, Claudia L. Johnson

Label
Jane Austen's cults and cultures
Title
Jane Austen's cults and cultures
Statement of responsibility
Claudia L. Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jane Austen completed only six novels, but enduring passion for the author and her works has driven fans to read these books repeatedly, in book clubs or solo, while also inspiring countless film adaptations, sequels, and even spoofs involving zombies and sea monsters. Austen's lasting appeal to both popular and elite audiences has lifted her to legendary status. In Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures, Claudia L. Johnson shows how Jane Austen became "Jane Austen," a figure intensely--sometimes even wildly--venerated, and often for markedly different reasons. Johnson begins by exploring the most important monuments and portraits of Austen, considering how these artifacts point to an author who is invisible and yet whose image is inseparable from the characters and fictional worlds she created. She then passes through the four critical phases of Austen's reception--the Victorian era, the First and Second World Wars, and the establishment of the Austen House and Museum in 1949--and ponders what the adoration of Austen has meant to readers over the past two centuries. For her fans, the very concept of "Jane Austen" encapsulates powerful ideas and feelings about history, class, manners, intimacy, language, and the everyday. By respecting the intelligence of past commentary about Austen, Johnson shows, we are able to revisit her work and unearth fresh insights and new critical possibilities. An insightful look at how and why readers have cherished one of our most beloved authors, Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures will be a valuable addition to the library of any fan of the divine Jane
  • Johnson begins by exploring the most important monuments and portraits of Austen, considering how these artifacts point to an author who is invisible and yet whose image is inseparable from the characters and fictional worlds she created. She then passes through the four critical phases of Austen's reception
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Claudia L
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4036
LC item number
.J57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Women authors, English
  • Art appreciation
  • Women authors, English
  • Rezeption
  • Författare
  • Publik
  • Engelska kvinnliga författare
Label
Jane Austen's cults and cultures, Claudia L. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jane Austen's afterlives -- Jane Austen's body -- Jane Austen's magic -- Jane Austen's World War I -- Jane Austen's World War II -- Jane Austen's house -- Jane Austen's ubiquity -- Appendix: Austen family folk tales
Control code
ocn756577773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780226402031
Lccn
2011046240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226402031
  • (OCoLC)756577773
Label
Jane Austen's cults and cultures, Claudia L. Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jane Austen's afterlives -- Jane Austen's body -- Jane Austen's magic -- Jane Austen's World War I -- Jane Austen's World War II -- Jane Austen's house -- Jane Austen's ubiquity -- Appendix: Austen family folk tales
Control code
ocn756577773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780226402031
Lccn
2011046240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226402031
  • (OCoLC)756577773

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