Jane Austen: Irony as Defense and Discovery.
Mudrick was a noted literary critic (The Hudson Review, The New York Review of Books, Harper's), and popular UC Santa Barbara professor (where he created the College of Creative Studies). Mudrick threw out 100 years of thinking about Austen when he published this analysis of her development of a personal style of irony, which he presents as the vital principle of her art. This copy is signed by Mudrick to friends George and Lucy, dated 1952. Gilson M845. Princeton University Press, 1952 1st ed. Hb, No jacket. USED. $55.00