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Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Jane Austen and the War of Ideas
  • Author: Marilyn Butler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: UOM:39015013515401
  • Page: 310
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Professor Butler examines the very different schools of writing about Austen, and finds in them some unexpected continuities, such as a willingness to recruit her to modern aims, but a reluctance to engage with her own history.

Professor Butler examines the very different schools of writing about Austen, and finds in them some unexpected continuities, such as a willingness to recruit her to modern aims, but a reluctance to engage with her own history.


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Jane Austen and the War of Ideas
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Jane Austen and the War of Ideas
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