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The Resource Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels : a psychological approach, Bernard J. Paris

Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels : a psychological approach, Bernard J. Paris

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Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels : a psychological approach
Title
Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels
Title remainder
a psychological approach
Statement of responsibility
Bernard J. Paris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Character and Conflict in Jane Austen's Novels, Bernard J. Paris offers an analysis of the protagonists in four of Jane Austen's most popular novels. His analysis reveals them to be brilliant mimetic creations who often break free of the formal and thematic limitations placed upon them by Austen. Paris traces the powerful tensions between form, theme, and mimesis in Mansfield Park, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Persuasion. Paris uses Northrop Frye's theory of comic forms to analyze and describe the formal structure of the novels, and Karen Horney's psychological theories to explore the personalities and inner conflicts of the main characters. The concluding chapter turns from the characters to their creator, employing the Horneyan categories of self-effacing, detached, and expansive personality types to interpret Jane Austen's own personality. Readers of Jane Austen will find much that is new and challenging in this study. It is one of the few books to recognize and pay tribute to Jane Austen's genius in characterization. Anyone who reads this book will come away with a new understanding of Austen's heroines as imagined human beings and also with a deeper feeling for the troubled humanity of the author herself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paris, Bernard J
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.C47
LC item number
P3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Interpersonal relations in literature
  • Psychology in literature
Label
Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels : a psychological approach, Bernard J. Paris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1978
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-204) and index
Control code
ocn810585886
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781412849869
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012035257
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1527419
  • (OCoLC)810585886
Label
Character and conflict in Jane Austen's novels : a psychological approach, Bernard J. Paris
Publication
Note
Originally published: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1978
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-204) and index
Control code
ocn810585886
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781412849869
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012035257
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1527419
  • (OCoLC)810585886

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