Jane Austen and Her Country-House Comedy.
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