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Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen's Fiction

by G. Hudson

Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen's Fiction Synopsis

Examines Austen's presentation of sibling love and rivalry in the context of the social and historical changes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and analyses the incest motif in numerous works of the period, arguing that the handling of incestuous themes represents a stage in the development of the novel. Originally published in 1992.

Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen's Fiction Press Reviews

'Making historical connections that were ahead of its time, Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen's Fiction offers original and fascinating readings in clear, graceful prose worthy of its subject. Moving beyond the facile labelling of Austen as 'conservative', Hudson makes a compelling argument for Austen's literary and social innovations.' - Devoney Looser, Indiana State University; editor of Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism (1995) 'Glenda Hudson's chapters on symbolic incest in Austen's novels are stimulating and masterly. She places Austen's works in the contexts of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romantic poetry and popular fiction in a way that will prove highly valuable to all scholars. This first-rate book will be the standard treatment of sibling relationships in Austen studies for years to come.' - John Halperin, Centennial Professor of English, Vanderbilt University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333752074
Publication date: 12th May 1999
Author: G. Hudson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 158 pages
Categories: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ,

About G. Hudson

GLENDA HUDSON is an Associate Professor at the California State University, she specializes in Victorian literature and the British novel. Born in Canterbury, England, she received her B.A. from the University of Leeds and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She is the co-author of A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms. Her articles and reviews of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century fiction have appeared in Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Persuasions, Remate de Males, and Studies in the Novel. In addition to her work in literary studies, she has published work on professional writing ...

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