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The Resource Jane Austen's Anglicanism, Laura Mooneyham White

Jane Austen's Anglicanism, Laura Mooneyham White

Label
Jane Austen's Anglicanism
Title
Jane Austen's Anglicanism
Statement of responsibility
Laura Mooneyham White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her re-examination of Jane Austen's Anglicanism, Laura Mooneyham White suggests that engaging with Austen's world in all its strangeness and remoteness reveals the novelist's intensely different presumptions about the cosmos and human nature. While Austen's readers often project postmodern and secular perspectives onto an Austen who reflects their own times and values, White argues that viewing Austen's Anglicanism through the lens of primary sources of the period, including the complex history of the Georgian church to which Austen was intimately connected all her life, provides a context for understanding the central conflict between Austen's malicious wit and her family's testimony to her Christian piety and kindness. White draws connections between Austen's experiences with the clergy, liturgy, doctrine, and religious readings and their fictional parallels in the novels; shows how orthodox Anglican concepts such as natural law and the Great Chain of Being resonate in Austen's work; and explores Austen's awareness of the moral problems of authorship relative to God as Creator. She concludes by surveying the ontological and moral gulf between the worldview of Emma and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, arguing that the evangelical earnestness of Austen's day had become a figure of mockery by the late nineteenth century. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Laura Mooneyham
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.R4
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity in literature
  • Christianity in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Austen, Jane
  • Christianity and literature
  • Austen, Jane
  • Anglicanisme
Label
Jane Austen's Anglicanism, Laura Mooneyham White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jane Austen's religious inheritance: the Georgian church -- Jane Austen as an Anglican and Anglicanism in the novels -- Austen and the Anglican worldview -- Word-play, candor, and malice -- World-making -- Coda: Austen and the importance of being earnest
Control code
663102342
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9781409418641
Lccn
2010036570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)663102342
Label
Jane Austen's Anglicanism, Laura Mooneyham White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jane Austen's religious inheritance: the Georgian church -- Jane Austen as an Anglican and Anglicanism in the novels -- Austen and the Anglican worldview -- Word-play, candor, and malice -- World-making -- Coda: Austen and the importance of being earnest
Control code
663102342
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9781409418641
Lccn
2010036570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)663102342

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