Dealing in Notions and Facts: Jane Austen and History Writing

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Jane Austen
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405149099
StatePublished - Mar 6 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Austen's six novels relentlessly contrasted to the voluminous (and "historical") productions of novelist, poet, and critic Sir Walter Scott
  • Dealing in notions and facts
  • Her novels, too, grapple with "real, solemn history" Persuasion ends with its heroine dreading "a future war [as] all that could dim her sunshine"
  • Jane Austen and History Writing
  • Recitation of regnal years that resembles mistaken ideas about Austen herself

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  • General Arts and Humanities

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