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Jane Austen’s Novels

The Fabric of Dialogue

Howard S. Babb

Frontmatter and Preface

1: Jane Austen’s Style: The Climate of the Dialogues
2: The Juvenilia and Fragments: Toward Sustained Dialogue
3: Sense and Sensibility: Symmetrical Designs
4: Northanger Abbey: Parody, Pedagogy, and the Play of Feeling
5: Pride and Prejudice: Vitality and a Dramatic Mode
6: Mansfield Park: Ethical Rigor and an Emblematic Mode
7: Emma: Fluent Irony and the Pains of Self-Discovery
8: Persuasion: In Defense of Sensibility
9: Conclusion

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