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By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

ISBN-10: 0791095606

ISBN-13: 9780791095607

ISBN-10: 143811267X

ISBN-13: 9781438112671

Famous for her witty depictions of English nation existence and sharply satirical perspectives of sophistication constitution and human habit, 19th-century novelist, Jane Austen's works own a undying charm for either basic readers and literary students. This quantity showcases essays from Austen's personal period of time and past that create a portrait of this author.

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33 Every species of composition, is, when good, to be admired in its way; but the revival of the domestic novel would make a pleasant interlude to the showy, sketchy, novels of high life. Notes 26. In Northanger Abbey (1818), the heroine Catherine Morland feels “heartily ashamed of her ignorance” about a particular topic of discussion. Austen’s narrator intervenes: “A misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid.

Sir Walter Scott, Letter to Joanna Baillie (February 10, 1822) Unsigned “Mrs. Gore’s Women as They Are— or the Manners of the Day” (1830) Miss Austen has never been so popular as she deserved to be. Intent on fidelity of delineation, and averse to the commonplace tricks of her art, she has not, in this age of literary quackery, received her reward. Ordinary readers have been apt to judge of her as Partridge, in Fielding’s novel, judged of Garrick’s acting. He could not see the merit of a man who merely behaved on the stage as any body might be expected to behave under similar circumstances in real life.

Types of villany never seen or heard of out of books, or off the stage, types of heroism and virtue not less hyperbolical, are eagerly welcomed and believed in by a public which would pass over without notice the subtlest creations of genius, and which would even resent the more truthful painting as disturbing its emotional enjoyment of hating the bad, and loving the good. The nicer art which mingles goodness with villany, and weakness with virtue, as in life they are always mingled, causes positive distress to young and uncultivated minds.

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