This LibGuide is designed for Dr. Sayre Greenfield's ENGLIT 1241 class, Jane Austen: Books and Films. This guide has been divided into each of the Austen book titles you will be investigating in this class.
The text is that of the 1813 Second Edition. The text is fully annotated and is accompanied by a map of nineteenth-century England."Contexts" explores the personal and social issues that loom large in Austen's novel: sense, sensibility, self-control, judgment, romantic attachments, family, and inheritance. Included are writings by Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Moore, and Maria Edgeworth."Criticism" collects six early and twelve modern assessments of the novel.
Patricia Meyer Spacks guides readers to a deeper appreciation of the richness of Austen's delineation of her heroines, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, as they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. In her notes, Spacks elucidates language and allusions that have become obscure, draws comparisons to Austen's other work and to that of her precursors, and gives an idea of how other critics have seen the novel.
"Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters "expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen's biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It's survival of the fittest--and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love