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By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Famous for her witty depictions of English nation existence and sharply satirical perspectives of sophistication constitution and human habit, 19th-century novelist, Jane Austen's works own a undying charm for either common readers and literary students. This quantity showcases essays from Austen's personal period of time and past that create a portrait of this author.
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27. A direct quotation from Henry Austen’s “Biographical Notice of the Author,” in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (London: John Murray, 1818). 28. Wordsworth, “Song” (She dwelt among th’untrodden ways), first published in Lyrical Ballads, 1800. 32 Jane Austen 29. See her letter to her nephew, J. Edward Austen, 16 December 1816, p. 343. ” 30. French: turmoil, bother, fuss. 31. The ancient Greek and Latin name for the most northerly lauds (above Britain), hence, the highest degree attainable.
33. The subtitle of such publications for ladies, read by Austen and others, as La Belle Assemblée and Ladies Monthly Museum, and mentioned in novels of Scott and Edgeworth. —Maria Jane Jewsbury, “Literary Women, no. II: Jane Austen,” The Athenaeum 200 (August 27, 1831), pp. 553–54 Sara Coleridge “Letter to Emily Trevenen” (1834) Sara Coleridge was a poet and the daughter of one of the famous Lake Poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This excerpt provides insight into what three of the best-known Romantic poets (Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge) thought of Austen.
Neither the emotions of tragedy, nor the exaggerations of farce, seem to have the slightest attraction for her. The reader’s pulse never throbs, his curiosity is never intense; but his interest never wanes for a moment. The action begins; the people speak, feel, and act; everything that is said, felt, or done tends towards the entanglement or disentanglement of the plot; and we are almost made actors as well as spectators of the little drama. One of the most difficult things in dramatic writing is so to construct the story that every scene shall advance the denouement by easy evolution, yet at the same time give scope to the full exhibition of the characters.
Bloom's Classic Critical Views: Jane Austen by Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom