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Jane Austen's Style

Jane Austen's Style
Narrative Economy and the Novel's Growth

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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108424158

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  • Jane Austen is renowned for the economy of her art: for the close focus of her romantic plots and the precision of her writing style. Exploring that economy stylistically and structurally, this book traces Austen's keen interest in narrative form. Anne Toner pinpoints techniques that are fundamental to the distinctiveness of Austen's fiction, many of which have been little explored to date. Toner argues that Austen's conciseness in terms of plotting, narrative description and in the depiction of dialogue also contributed to her innovations in representing thought, expanding the novel's capacity to depict consciousness. Narrative and rhetorical features are presented clearly and accessibly and will open up new ways of thinking about prose style with implications for the study of fiction beyond Austen's own.

    • Presents new readings of Austen's narrative style and an in-depth analysis of her innovative writing techniques
    • Considers Austen's early writing, including her juvenilia, helping readers to engage with the development of her fiction over time
    • Examines some relatively unexplored features of Austen's narrative style that can be extended to other authors
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    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108424158
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Structure: selection, connection, and the picturesque
    2. Language: apophatic Austen (not saying things and saying so)
    3. Dialogue: Austen's missing speakers and the case for free direct discourse.

  • Author

    Anne Toner, University of Cambridge
    Anne Toner is a Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. She is the author of Ellipsis in English Literature: Signs of Omission (Cambridge, 2015).

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