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Jane Austen’s cults and cultures [book review]

Reeve, K (2012) Jane Austen’s cults and cultures [book review]. Times Higher Education.

Abstract

'Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures' by Claudia L. Johnson. Seventeen years after Colin Firth's Mr Darcy bewitched women across the world with the costume-drama equivalent of a wet T-shirt contest, Austen mania shows no sign of letting up. Jane Austen's face peers out from mugs and tea towels; fans travel halfway around the world to promenade around Georgian Bath in colourful Regency outfits and attend cooking demonstrations. Back in 1900, Austen devotee Lord Iddesleigh asked: ‘Should we ever grow weary of reading and writing about her?’ … Johnson wields a wide range of fascinating sources and key texts, deftly weaving them into her argument and narrative.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 17:17
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 17:17
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