Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen

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In Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, Jocelyn Harris argues that Jane Austen was a satirist, a celebrity-watcher, and a keen political observer. In Mansfield Park, she appears to base Fanny Price on Fanny Burney, criticize the royal heir as unfit to rule, and expose Susan Burney’s cruel husband through Mr. Price. In Northanger Abbey, she satirizes the young Prince of Wales as the vulgar John Thorpe; in Persuasion, she attacks both the regent’s failure… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Bucknell University Press (July 31, 2017)

Collection: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850

Format: EPUB

Page count: 388 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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