Janet Todd (Editor), Antje Blank (Editor)

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The accident of death makes Persuasion Jane Austen's final novel. It deserves its position by its innovative treatment of passion and rhetorical style and its development of those themes of memory and time, public and private history, inner and outer lives, language and literature, emotion and restraint that have marked all Austen's work. Where the other works move towards a new symbolic and physical home for the heroine, Persuasion begins with her ejection and ends with her understanding that home is not a place at all but an ambiance and an acceptance of change. The volume provides comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the work, a chronology of Austen's life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. This edition is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages480
ISBN (Print)9780521824187, 0521824184
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Publication series

NameThe Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen
PublisherCambridge University Press


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