Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260001

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 9780

Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

Jane Austens 'Pride and Prejudice - Stolz und Vorurteil': Vom historischen Hintergrund der Entstehung des Romans bis hin zur Darstellung und Rolle der Liebe im Buch und zu Zeiten des 18.-19. Jahrhunderts

Author: Susanne Hahn

Publisher: Bachelor + Master Publication

ISBN: 395820399X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 48

View: 6021

Das im Jahre 1813 erschiene Buch Pride and Prejudice" der Autorin Jane Austen handelt von dem zeitlosen Thema, das Menschen seit jeher am meisten beschaftigt: der Liebe. Die vorliegende Studie beschaftigt sich mit der Rolle der Liebe zu Zeiten Austens und geht insbesondere auf die Fragestellung ein inwiefern Liebe und Heirat zusammengehorten. Dabei wird Bezug auf Austens Werk genommen und die Darstellung von Liebe in ihrem Roman analysiert. Es wird gezeigt auf welche Art und Weisen die Autorin Liebe und Gefuhle verdeutlicht und wie die Darstellung sich von anderen Liebesromanen unterscheidet."

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Romance

Author: Wadsworth Publishing

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224863

Category: English fiction

Page: 1308

View: 7553

Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen constructed Pride & Prejudice with wit, social precision and an irresistible heroine. Beginning with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, it is a perfect ironic novel of manners.Persuasion Jane Austen's question 'What is persuasion?' - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? - is the force behind this novel. Anne Elliot, one of Austen's quietest yet strongest heroines, is also open to change.Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte's poor, plain, but plucky heroine, possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order.Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte's tale is a wild, passionate story of intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and the adopted foundling Heathcliff. Humiliated by Hindley, Catherine's brother, Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights, but in time he returns to exact a terrible revenge.Tess of the d'Urbervilles Set in Hardy's Wessex, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards. It tells of Tess Durbeyfield, a poor village girl, her relationships with two very different men, her fluctuating fortunes and her search for respectability.Lady Chatterley's Lover D.H. Lawrence tells the story of Sir Clifford Chatterley, who returns from the war paralysed from the waist down, and of the consequent love which then develops betweenhis wife and his gamekeeper. It is a complex tale open to a variety of conflicting interpretations.

Cities and Literature

Author: Malcolm Miles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131541483X

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 1593

This book offers a critical introduction to the relation between cities and literature (fiction, poetry and literary criticism) from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It examines examples of writing from Europe, North America and post-colonial countries, juxtaposed with key ideas from urban cultural and critical theories. Cities and Literature shows how literature frames real and imagined constructs and experiences of cities. Arranged thematically each chapter offers a narrative which introduces a number of key thinkers and writers whose vision illuminates the prevailing idea of the city at the time. The themes are extended or challenged by boxed cases of specific texts or images accompanied by short critical commentaries; the structure provides readers with a map of the terrain enabling connections across time and place within manageable limits, and offers elements of critical discussion to serve a growing number of university courses which involve the intersections of cities and literature. This volume offers access to literature from an urban perspective for the social sciences, and access to urbanism from a literary viewpoint. It is an excellent resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of urban studies and English literature, planning, cultural and human geographies, architecture, cultural studies and cultural policy.

Die Rückkehr des Prinzen

Author: N.A

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373251305X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9741

Auch Prinzen bleiben nicht immer klein. Irgendwann werden sie größer und begnügen sich nicht mehr mit ihrem winzigen Planeten. So kehrt der Prinz eines Tages auf die Erde zurück und landet in Patagonien. Dort findet er einen neuen Freund, der ihn mit auf die Reise nimmt. Unterwegs entspinnen sich wunderbar philosophische Gespräche über das Leben, die Freundschaft und das Erwachsenwerden. Am Ende bleibt der Prinz auf der Erde. Und wer weiß, vielleicht begegnet Ihnen bald ein junger Mann mit weizenblondem Haar?

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen,Stephen Arkin

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260162

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4068

Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco University. 'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability. Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival. This book, the first of Austen's novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.

Pride and Prejudice. Per Le Scuole Superiori

Author: Jane Austen,Evelyn Attwood

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582419353

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

View: 4138

Human foibles and early nineteenth-century manners are satirized in this romantic tale of English country family life.

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260438

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 7694

Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her. In this, her first full-length novel, Austen also fixes her sharp, ironic gaze on other kinds of contemporary novel, especially the Gothic school made famous by Ann Radcliffe. Catherine's reading becomes intertwined with her social and romantic adventures, adding to the uncertainties and embarrassments she must undergo before finding happiness.

Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260285

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

View: 9616

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 sees the signs of romance all around her, but thinks she will never be married. Her matchmaking maps out relationships that Jane Austen ironically tweaks into a clearer perspective. Judgement and imagination are matched in games the reader too can enjoy, and the end is a triumph of understanding.

Persuasions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 3044

Rendezvous mit Mr Darcy

Roman

Author: Karen Doornebos

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641096545

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5858

Wie hat Jane Austen das nur ausgehalten ... ohne Handy und Deo in Sicht? Chloe ist begeisterter Jane-Austen-Fan. Als sie erfährt, dass in England eine Sendung über ihr Idol gedreht werden soll, bewirbt sie sich umgehend als Kandidatin. Zu ihrem großen Entsetzen muss Chloe bei ihrer Ankunft am Set jedoch feststellen, dass sie mitten in einer Reality-Dating-Show aus dem Jahre 1812 gelandet ist. Von wegen nur einige Fragen beantworten! Acht Frauen kämpfen um die Gunst von Mr Wrightman – und 100.000 Dollar. Das Leben fernab von jeglicher Zivilisation ist eine gnadenlose Herausforderung. Doch Prince Charming, das erkennt Chloe sofort, scheint den Sieg unbedingt wert zu sein ...

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225563

Category: England

Page: 1440

View: 2282

Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published. Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.

Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260322

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 3453

Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fanny Price has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her own feelings while enduring the cheerful amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her.

The Idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261756

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8775

Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260568

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 7407

The romance between Captain Wentworth and Anne, the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, seems doomed because of the young man's family connections and lack of wealth.

Julia

Roman

Author: Anne Fortier

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104006563

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 5581

Das Geheimnis um die größte Liebesgeschichte der Welt: Romeo und Julia. Ein altes Buch lockt die junge Amerikanerin Julia nach Italien: es ist die Urfassung des Romeo-und-Julia-Stoffes und es handelt von den verfeindeten Familien Tolomei und Salimbeni in Siena. Völlig überrascht stößt Julia auch auf die Warnung ihrer verstorbenen Mutter: bis heute liege ein Fluch auf den Familien – und damit auch auf ihr. Denn ihr wahrer Name ist Giulietta Tolomei. Auf der Suche nach ihrem Erbe spürt Julia, dass sie beobachtet und verfolgt wird. Während Siena dem Palio entgegenfiebert, gerät sie in höchste Gefahr. Wird der Fluch der Vergangenheit auch ihr zum Schicksal?

Flucht vor dem Zauberer

Roman

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977839

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 4720

Iris Murdoch erzählt von einem Mann, dessen unheilvoller Faszination sich kaum jemand entziehen kann In »Flucht vor dem Zauberer« wird die Geschichte einer Gruppe erzählt, die sich um den geheimnisvollen Zauberer Mischa Fox schart. Annette, die aus ihrem Internat wegläuft, bevor sie ihren Abschluss macht, die melancholische Rose, die sich zwischen zwei Brüdern entscheiden muss und Peter, der besessen ist von einer geheimnisvollen altertümlichen Schrift.

Tristram Shandy

Author: Laurence Sterne

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262913

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 9331

Introduces us to a group of memorable characters, variously eccentric, farcical and endearing. This book involves the reader in the labyrinthine creation of a purported autobiography. It anticipates modernism and postmodernism.