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The author of the book: Marilyn Butler
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Edition: OUP Oxford
Date of issue: January 28th 1988
ISBN: 0198129688
ISBN 13: 9780198129684
Language: English

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It is often said that Jane Austen in the countryside remained isolated from the great events of her time. But as Marilyn Butler points out in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas, Austen was not isolated from reading novels, and novels carried controversy. The sentimental novel of the previous generation, the Jacobin novel of William Godwin, the philosophical comedy of Robert Bage and Maria Edgeworth--all conveyed their own kind of ideological meaning. By recognizing Austen's relationship to the literature of ideas, Butler offers acute readings of each of the novels and an intellectual context in which to see them as a whole.


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Ebook Jane Austen and the War of Ideas read Online! Marilyn Butler, Lady Butler, FRSL FRSA FBA was a British literary critic. She was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, from 1993 to 2004, and was King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge from 1986 to 1993.

She was educated at Wimbledon High School and St Hilda's College, Oxford.

Her published works include Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries and Jane Austen and the War of Ideas.
Much of her work has been devoted to the career of the Anglo-Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth, including a classic literary biography of Maria Edgeworth and an important collected edition of Edgeworth's works for Pickering & Chatto.

She was married to David Butler; the couple had three sons. In June 2003 she was awarded an honorary degree from the Open University as Doctor of the University. Butler was a Fellow of the British Academy.


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