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.
Persuasion, edited by William Galperin, presents;Jane Austen's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period. The Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.
Published posthumously with Northanger Abbey in 1817, this title crowns Jane Austen's remarkable career. It is her most passionate and introspective love story. It offers running commentary on the novel (conveniently placed alongside Austen's text) to explain difficult words, allusions, and contexts.