For all its popularity, Pride and Prejudice has sometimes been dismissed as petty, provincial and passionless. Here, leading Austen scholar Janet Todd takes a very different view. Drawing on a wide range of critical opinions about the novel, she argues that not only is Elizabeth Bennet one of literature's most engaging heroines but that, in her portrait of Mr Darcy, Austen comes as near to representing sexual infatuation as she could within the conventions of the time. This entertaining, accessible guide is a must-read for students and general readers alike.
With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading. Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', but Emma is irresistible. 'Handsome, clever, and rich', Emma is also an 'imaginist', 'on fire with speculation and foresight'. She...
Excellent quality bone china mug featuring Sarah Cole's distinctive drawing of Jane Austen, together with dates, facts and quotes to enjoy with your favourite hot drink. Height: 8.5cmCapacity: 250ml Bone ChinaDesigned by Sarah ColeHand decorated in Stoke on Trent, EnglandDishwasher safeMicrowave safe
Great fun little notebook, featuring Sarah Cole's distinctive drawing of Jane Austen. Made in the UK with 100% recycled plain paper. On the reverse there are dates, facts and quotes.
100% cotton tea towel, made in the UK. Features Sarah Cole's distinctive drawing and the quote, "Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can." (Emma)