Jane Austen has been one of the world’s most popular writers for 200 years and is best known for her works Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility. Taught in high school and college classes across the country and appealing to both scholars and general readers, her novels have been adapted into popular films and continue to be best sellers today.
Critical Companion to Jane Austen examines her life and works, and includes critical analyses of the themes within her writing, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.
- A concise but comprehensive biography of Jane Austen
- Entries on Austen's works, including major entries on her novels, as well as entries on her many posthumously published works, with characters included as subentries
- Entries on related people, places, and topics
- Appendixes, including a chronology, a bibliography of Austen's works, and a secondary source bibliography.
Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliographies. Cross-references. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
William Baker is Presidential Research Professor at Northern Illinois University. He holds a joint appointment with the university library system and the department of English. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 20 books, including Harold Pinter: A Bibliographical History, which was selected as a Choice "Outstanding Academic Title, 2006." He also edits George Eliot–George Henry Lewes Studies and is coeditor of The Year's Work in English Studies.