Jane Austen and the Enlightenment.

SKU: 14712-3

A careful study of the Austen family's readings, the atmosphere at Steventon, and Austen's Juvenilia and novels gives proof to Knox-Shaw's argument that Austen was firmly grounded in Enlightenment thinking. Entertaining for the Austen fan as well as the scholar. Adds complexity to a rereading of all the novels; brings up the influence of brother James that is often not credited enough. The Austen family was obviously reading Hume, Adam Smith, and other Enlightenment writers. List price in hardcover $79.99. This is the desirable 2004 printing in black cloth with paper jacket, not the print-on-demand style. Cambridge University Press. 2004. Hb, DJ. USED. $44.00