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Jane Austen's philosophy of the virtues [electronic resource] / by Sarah Emsley.

Emsley, Sarah Baxter, 1973- (Author). ebrary, Inc. (Added Author).
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Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Ethics.
Women and literature > England > History > 19th century.
Didactic fiction, English > History and criticism.
Moral conditions in literature.
Virtues in literature.
Ethics in literature.
Virtue in literature.

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  • Physical Description: xi, 202 p.
  • Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: References to Jane Austen's works -- Introduction : how should I live my life? -- Ch. 1. The virtues according to Aristotle, Aquinas, and Austen -- Ch. 2. Propriety's claims on prudence in Lady Susan and Northanger Abbey -- Ch. 3. Sense and sensibility : "know your own happiness" -- Ch. 4. Pride and prejudice and the beauty of justice -- Ch. 5. Fanny price and the contemplative life -- Ch. 6. Learning the art of charity in Emma -- Ch. 7. Balancing the virtues in persuasion -- Conclusion : after Austen.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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