An excellent introduction to one of the best known authors in English Literature.

part One|38 pages

Biographical Background

chapter 1|9 pages

Character and Family Background

chapter 2|7 pages


chapter 3|5 pages

Mysteries and Uncertainties

chapter 4|11 pages


part Two|67 pages

Literary Background

chapter 5|17 pages

Augustan Sense and Sensibility

chapter 7|22 pages

The Eighteenth-century Novel

chapter 8|11 pages

The Arts and the Social Order

chapter 9|8 pages

Women in Life and Literature

part Three|56 pages

The Art of Jane Austen

chapter 10|14 pages

Characterization: Heroines and Heroes

chapter 11|10 pages

The Construction of the Novels

chapter 12|16 pages


chapter 13|14 pages

Jane Austen's Place in English Fiction