Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Electronic data is machine generated. May be incomplete or contain other coding.
Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations xiii 1. Dear Aunt Jane: Putting Her Down and Touching Her Up 3 2. Beware of Swoons:Jane Austen's Early Writings 41 3. Only Genius, Wit, and Taste: Northanger Abbey 70 4. An Excellent Heart: Sense and Sensibility 100 5. The Liveliness of Your Mind: Pride and Prejudice 128 6. All the Heroism of Principle: Mansfield Park 166 7. An Imaginist Like Herself: Emma 201 8. The Advantage of Maturity of Mind: Persuasion 232 9. Behold Me Immortal: Finding Jane Austen Today 265 Appendix A. A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven: Did Mark Twain Really HateJane Austen? 295 Appendix B. Full Text of Mark Twain's 'Jane Austen" 306 Notes 309 Selected Bibliography 323 Index 329Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Criticism and interpretation, Women and literature England History 19th century, Love stories, English History and criticism