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Personal and political transformation in the texts of Jane Austen by Melora Giardetti

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • England


  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Political and social views.,
  • Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in literature.,
  • Hallucinations and illusions in literature.,
  • Mirrors in literature.,
  • Masks in literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-140) and index.

StatementMelora Giardetti.
SeriesStudies in British literature ;, v. 76
LC ClassificationsPR4038.P8 G53 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 143 p. ;
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3690246M
ISBN 100773466517
LC Control Number2003059250

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