Jane Austen and Her Country-House Comedy.

SKU: 14968-2

First American edition. M288. An early discussion of Jane Austen that considers her satire. Topics range from "why she has not got more readers" in the first chapter to a chapter named "Ethics and and Optimism." A chapter discusses her influences and favorite authors, issues around marriage, social classes, and fashion. There is a discussion on "the whitewashing of" Willoughby, the Prince Regent, and the status of women. There is a facsimile of an Austen letter sewn into the book (page 128-9). Index. Green cloth with gilt title in very good condition. Uncut sides and bottoms of pages, stained top. 259 pgs. Fantasy illustration of Austen (frontispiece). John Lane Company, NY. 1910. USED. $90.00