The Talk in Jane Austen

3.8 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780888643742: The Talk in Jane Austen
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"The Talk in Jane Austen should intrigue any 'lay' Austen reader, who wants to revisit the novels with fresh eyes, or simply join in 'conversation' with other passionate fans." Paula Simons, The Edmonton Journal

"The Talk in Jane Austen is an imposing collection of articulate and insightful essays contributed by a variety of learned contributors, each of whom examines Jane Austen's memorable and classic novels....The Talk in Jane Austen is thoughtful and thought-provoking in its analysis....[V]ery highly recommended reading for Jane Austen enthusiasts." Library Bookwatch

."genuinely groundbreaking essays from always-dependable sources: Juliet McMaster on the precise linguistic techniques that comprise the conversational aggressiveness of Mrs. Elton in Emma, and Gary Kelly on the suggestive analogy between imperial rule and the novelistic narrator, whose style and voice provide a standard against which all other voices in the story are measured." D.L. Patey, CHOICE

From the Back Cover:

Talk is at the heart of Jane Austen's novels. Virtually everything that happens occurs by means of conversation. Talk implicates character, marks status, demonstrates power, and acts to seduce those who are its target. Talk also signifies growth, provides the basis for moral judgment and, most notably, is the principal occupation of Jane Austen's protagonists. In view of its fundamental importance, dialogue in Jane Austen has been strangely neglected in critical writing. The Talk in Jane Austen breaks new ground in explaining how Austen's characters understand conversation and use it to further their personal agendas. This collection of fifteen essays, written by Jane Austen scholars and enthusiasts, explores the many functions of speech in her novels. Gathered under four broad headings: Categories and Analysis, Aggression and Power, Subtexts and Ironies, and Speculations and Possibilities, The Talk in Jane Austen demonstrates Jane Austen's unsurpassed ability to paint character through dialogue. Contributors: Linda Bree, Jan Fergus, Sarah S.G. Frantz, Isobel Grundy, Ronald Hall, Jocelyn Harris, Jeffrey Herrle, Gary Kelly, Juliet McMaster, Elizabeth Newark, Steven D. Scott, Lesley Willis Smith, Bruce Stovel, Nora Foster Stovel, and Kay Young.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Stovel, Bruce (edt); Gregg, Lynn Weinlos (edt); Jane Austen Society Of North America (cor), Jane Austen Society Of North America (cor)
ISBN 10: 0888643748 ISBN 13: 9780888643742
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 3158557-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Bruce Stovel
Published by University of Alberta Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0888643748 ISBN 13: 9780888643742
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Alberta Press, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9780888643742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Bruce Stovel; Lynn Weinlos Gregg
Published by University of Alberta Press, Canada (2003)
ISBN 10: 0888643748 ISBN 13: 9780888643742
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Alberta Press, Canada, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. UK ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others. Seller Inventory # AAG9780888643742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
22.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Bruce Stovel; Lynn Weinlos Gregg
Published by University of Alberta Press, Canada (2003)
ISBN 10: 0888643748 ISBN 13: 9780888643742
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Alberta Press, Canada, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. UK ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others. Seller Inventory # AAG9780888643742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
22.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Bruce Stovel
Published by University of Alberta Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0888643748 ISBN 13: 9780888643742
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Alberta Press, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9780888643742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Bruce Stovel
Published by University of Alberta Press
ISBN 10: 0888643748 ISBN 13: 9780888643742
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Alberta Press. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780888643742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds