From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Persuasion, edited by William Galperin, presents Jane Austen's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period. Published posthumously in 1817 along with the much earlier Northanger Abbey, the novel contains a number of elements that proved puzzling to Austen's nineteenth-centruy readers. The supplementary materials to this Longman Cultural Edition are intended to collabroate with Persuasion in addressing and exploring these interlocking worlds: moral, aesthetic, domestic, political, social, and military.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions About This Edition Introduction
Table of Dates
Jane Austen Biography
Biographical Notice of the Author by Henry Austen
Jane Austen's Letters to Her Sister, Cassandra
Money From the 1790s to the Regency
On Women and Men
Thomas Gisborne, from An Enquiry Into the Duties of the Female Sex
Thomas Gisborne, from An Enquiry Into the Duties of Men in the Higher
and Middle Classes of Society in Great Britian
Lord Byron, from Don Juan, Canto I
Lord Byron, from The Giaour
The Novel and Romance
Frances Burney, Preface to Evelina
Clara Reeve, from The Progress of Romance
Jane Austen, from Northanger Abbey
Reviews and Other Ninteenth-Century Responses
From the Quarterly Review (Walter Scott) and The Champion on Emma
Contemporary Reviews of Persuasion
Anonymous Reviewer, from The British Critic
Anonymous Reviewer, from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Richard Whatley, from the Quarterly Review
Anonymous Reviewer, from the Retrospective Review
Julie Kavanagh, from English Women of Letters
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