Romance, Language and Education in Jane Austen's Novels.
Dedicated to and reviewed by John Halperin. Re-examines all the novels through the linguistic education of the heroines. Words and rhetorical education are connected to the romantic central conflict of each novel. Heroes and heroines achieve love when their words achieve harmonious reform. Understanding the exact meaning of words is critical to any reading of Austen, as this study shows. Scarce book. Dust jacket has minor wear and sun-fading, otherwise excellent condition. Mylar cover. St Martin's Press, 1988. Hb, Dj. USED. $75.00