Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945.
Starts with Austen's own ideas about the relationship between books and readers, and how she made use of her own reading in her writing. Goes on to evaluate how critics and various publishers through their editions have influenced readers' responses to the novels. By focusing on the actual reactions of ordinary readers, Halsey reveals key insights into Austen's appeal as well as the appeal of reading itself. Anthem Press. 2013. Paper. NEW. $39.00