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The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels

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Originally published in 1994. In The Improvement of the Estate , Alistair Duckworth contends that understanding Mansfield Park is fundamental to appreciating Jane Austen's body of work. Professor Duckworth understands Mansfield Park as underscoring the central uniting theme in Austen's work--her concept of the "estate" and its "improvement." The author illustrates Austen's connection to the values of Christian humanism, which she conveys through the uniting theme of estate improvement. According to Duckworth, the estate ...

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The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels
1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801849725

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The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels
1972, Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801812699

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