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The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels
Alistair Duckworth argues that the controversial "Mansfield Park" is fundamental to an appreciation of Jane Austen's fiction. Viewing this novel as the basis for a thematic unity in her work - a unity residing in her concept of the "estate" and of its proper "improvement" - he provides a fresh and convincing account of the novelist's values and of her artistic response to ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 1972)
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