Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen): A French Appreciation by Léonie Villard,R. Brimley Johnson

By Léonie Villard,R. Brimley Johnson

First released in 1924, this unique title provides an exceptionally valuable early Twentieth Century viewpoint on Jane Austen, offering research from either side of the channel. The book includes both a translated study of Jane Austen by way of French educational Léonie Villard, and a examine by way of influential biographer and critic, R. Brimley Johnson.

Johnson's examine, made with specific connection with the unpublished epistolary novel, Love and Friendship, seeks to redress the stability of up to date feedback of Austen, tough the proven hyperlinks between Austen and Nineteenth Century realism, and suggesting in its place that her paintings owes very much to the conventions of romance. He additionally demonstrates how her artwork remodeled from the parody of Nothanger Abbey to the portraiture of the later novels.

Léonie Villard's formidable paintings analyses various issues in relation to Austen's paintings, together with girls and marriage, psychology, satire, the gentry and the lasting price and scope of the novels. All in all, a really attractive, informative and insightful reissue.

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