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Published on March 14, 2014

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Name : Jani Hetalben Umiyashankar Roll no:10 Class: M.A. Sem;2 Guided by: Heenaba Zala Submitted to: Department of English Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar university

 Jane Austen an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.  Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

 Jane Austen's distinctive literary style relies on a combination of parody, mockery, irony, free indirect speech, and a degree of realism.  She uses parody and mockery for comic effect and to critique the portrayal of women in 18th-century sentimental and gothic novels.  Irony is one of Austen's most characteristic and most discussed literary techniques.

 Austen is most renowned for her development of free indirect speech, a technique pioneered by 18th-century novelists Henry Fielding and Frances Burney.  Austen's have little narrative or scenic description—they contain much more dialogue, whether spoken between characters, written as free indirect speech, or represented through letters.  Austen's novels have variously been described as politically conservative and progressive.

 Education and reading  Austen's plots are fundamentally about education; her heroines experience a "process through which they come to see clearly themselves and their conduct" and thereby "become better people".  Morality  Morality, characterized by manners, duty to society, and religious seriousness, is a central theme of Austen's works.

 Religion  Austen was "a hard-working and believing churchwoman.” So religion we can see in her work.  Gender  Austen's fiction, female characters comment on male-authored texts and take charge of the creation of their own worlds.  Politics  Austen highly influenced by politics so in her major work we find theme of politics.

 Property and class  Austen's novels raise and explore a variety of issues relating to money and property and the power that they convey.  Individual and society  Austen's work there is a tension between the claims of society and the claims of the individual.

 Sense and Sensibility(1811)  Pride and Prejudice (1813)  Mansfield Park (1814)  Emma (1815)  Northanger Abbey (1818)  Persuasion (1818)

Sense and Sensibility(1811) Pride and Prejudice (1813) Mansfield Park (1814) Emma (1815) Northanger Abbey (1818) Persuasion (1818)

 ‘Sense and Sensibility’ is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pen name "A Lady".  sense and sensibility have truly combined in this novel.  The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a not enough cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak.

 Claire Tomalin argues that ’Sense and Sensibility’ has a "wobble in its approach," which developed because Austen, in the course of writing the novel, regularly became less certain about whether sense or sensibility should triumph.

 ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813.  The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, culture, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England.

 As Anna Quindlen wrote, “Pride and Prejudice is also about that thing that all great novels consider, the search for self. And it is the first great novel that teaches us this search is as surely undertaken in the drawing room making small talk as in the quest of a great white whale or the public punishment of adultery.”

 ‘Mansfield park’ is a novel by Jane Austen, written between February 1811 and 1813. It was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton.

 ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Emma

 ‘Northanger Abbey’ follows seventeen- year-old gothic novel admirer Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath.  The conflicts of marriage for love and marriage for property.

 ‘Persuasion’ is Ja ne Austen's last completed novel.  ‘Persuasion’ is linked to ’Northanger Abbey.’

 Austen is often considered one of the originators of the modern, interiorized novel character.  Thus we can say that Austen was a important novelist in English literature. Her contribution in English literature is noteworthy.

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