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Title: Musicianship and Morality in the Novels of Jane Austen
Authors: Dooley, Gillian Mary
Keywords: Jane Austen
Music
Musicianship
Taste
Accomplishments
Women's education
Fictional characters
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Sensibilities
Citation: Gillian Dooley. 'Musicianship and Morality in the Novels of Jane Austen.' Sensibilities 40, June 2010, p. 36-52.
Abstract: A survey of the significance of music and musicianship in five novels of Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. It is concluded that whatever part music played in Austen's own life, music is neutral to her as a writer. She never allows her opinions to interfere with the needs of the story-telling task in hand, and this allows her to manipulate her narrative as she wishes, using music to illuminate her meaning rather than to symbolise or epitomise it.
Description: Refereed article.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/8256
ISSN: 1323-8418
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