The Improvement of the Estate. A Study of Jane Austen's Novels.

SKU: 10450-4

Second printing of the 1971 edition. Important, perhaps seminal work, dealing with the Christian, moral, humanistic aspects of Austen's thought as expressed in her novels. Enters the argument through her use of the "before and after" view of the estate by Repton. Extensive introduction, followed by an analysis of each novel, with a Postscript on Sanditon. Well annotated with full index. Book is very good, with light dust foxing to top of pages. Jacket is lightly worn and price-clipped.  Johns Hopkins, 1974. Hb, Dj. USED. $30.00