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Happily Ever After Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton
  

Happily Ever After Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Here is the tale of how it came to be written, its first reception and its growing popularity.

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Happily Ever After Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton

Again and again in polls conducted around the world, it is regularly chosen as the favourite novel of all time. Read and studied from Cheltenham to China, there are Jane Austen Societies from Boston to Buenos Aires, dedicated to sharing the delights of Jane Austen's masterpiece. Here is the tale of how Pride and Prejudice came to be written, its first reception in a world that didn't take much notice of it and then its growing popularity. As well as discussing the famous characters - sex-symbol Mr Darcy, charming heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and the superb range of comic characters who make readers laugh again and again - Susannah Fullerton looks at the style of the novel - its wicked irony, its brilliant structuring, its revolutionary use of the technique known as 'free indirect speech'. Readers through the years have both loved the book and hated it - the reactions of writers, politicians, artists and explorers can tell us as much about the reader as they do about the book itself. Pride and Prejudice has morphed into many strange and interesting forms - screen adaptations, sequels, prequels and updates. Happily Ever After explores these, and the wilder shores of zombies, porn, dating manuals, T-shirts, tourism and therapy.

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thoroughly researched and full of little gems of knowledge The Jane Austen Society newsletter enjoyable and loyally enthusiastic tribute to Pride and Prejudice ... Fullerton casts an appraising eye over the more eccentric and dubious aspects of the novel's perpetuity ... Fullerton's clear-sighted attention to the sheer enjoyment of reading Pride and Prejudice is a reminder of how consistently the novel's most minor details repay attention ... Thee book contains thoughtful plot and character summaries useful for orienting the school student and is full of trivia for Austen enthusiasts Times Literary Supplement everything you ever could want to know about Pride & Prejudice is found in a beautiful new, exquisitely illustrated new book. This England 'engaging and comprehensive study
Good Book Guide

'astute and an eye-opener ... Fullerton is well qualified to guide us through the history of this sparkling book.'
The Lady

'This illustrated tome is a treasure trove of trivia, tracking the book from its conception through to its modern incarnations'
Woman

's Weekly'


About the Author

Susannah Fullerton is President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and has lectured extensively around the world on Jane Austen's life and novels. She is the author of Jane Austen and Crime, a book described by Claire Tomalin as 'essential reading for every Janeite'. She lives in Sydney, Australia. Her other title for Frances Lincoln is A Dance with Jane Austen.

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Publication date

1st January 2013

Author

Susannah Fullerton

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Jane Austen Bicentenary
Romantic Fiction
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Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

ISBN

9780711233744

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