Jane Austen and the Fiction of Her Time.
"This book presents Austen as a radical innovator. It explores the nature of her confrontation with the novelists of her time..." Sources include Austen family letters that show how the family critiqued novels together. What was Austen reading, and how did she interact with those books? From the juvenilia to Sanditon, Waldron shows how Austen's works were responses to the literature of her time. Austen's enduring appeal is also explored. 1st edition. Like new. Cambridge University Press. Hb, Dj. 1999. USED. $37.00