product description page

Reading Austen in America - by Juliette Wells (Hardcover)

Reading Austen in America -  by Juliette Wells (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
$68.00

about this item

Reading Austen in America presents a colorful, compelling account of how an appreciative audience for Austen's novels originated and developed in America, and how American readers contributed to the rise of Austen's international fame. Drawing on a range of sources that have never before come to light, Juliette Wells solves the long-standing bibliographical mystery of how and why the first Austen novel printed in America-the 1816 Philadelphia Emma-came to be. She reveals the responses of this book's varied readers and creates an extended portrait of one: Christian, Countess of Dalhousie, a Scotswoman living in British North America. Through original archival research, Wells establishes the significance to reception history of two transatlantic friendships: the first between ardent Austen enthusiasts in Boston and members of Austen's family in the nineteenth century, and the second between an Austen collector in Baltimore and an aspiring bibliographer in England in the twentieth.
Number of Pages: 239.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Language: English
Book format: Hardcover
Pricing Code - MMBV: N
Author: Juliette Wells
Publisher - MMBV: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Street Date: October 5, 2017
TCIN: 51964673
UPC: 9781350012059
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-9960

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.