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by Irene Collins


Jane Austen was the daughter of a clergyman, the sister of two others and the cousin of four more.

Jane Austen was the daughter of a clergyman, the sister of two others and the cousin of four more. Yet while clergymen feature in all her novels, often in major roles, there has been little recognition of their significance. This work demonstrates the importance of Jane Austen's clerical background in explaining the clergy in her novels, whether Mr Tilney in Northanger Abbey, Mr Elton in Emma, or a less prominent character such as Dr Grant in Mansfield Park.

Jane Austen was the daughter of a clergyman, the sister of two others and the cousin of four more

Jane Austen was the daughter of a clergyman, the sister of two others and the cousin of four more. In this exceptionally well-written and enjoyable book, Irene Collins draws on a wide knowledge of the literature and history of the period to describe who the clergy were, both in the novels and in life: how they were educated and appointed the houses they lived in and the gardens they designed and cultivated; the women they married; their professional and social context; their income, their duties, their moral outlook and their beliefs. To many readers their status and profession is a mystery, as they appear simply to be a sub-species of gentlemen and never seem to perform any duties.

Author: Irene Collins ISBN 10: 1852851147. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. Read full description. See details and exclusions. This work demonstrates the importance of Jane Austen's clerical background in explaining the clergy in her novels, whether Mr Tilney in "Northanger Abbey", Mr Elton in "Emma", or a less prominent character such as Dr Grant in "Mansfield Park". Jane Austen and the Clergy by Irene Collins (Hardback, 1994). Brand new: lowest price.

Jane Austen was a clergyman's daughter, related to other clergy, born and brought up in a parsonage

Jane Austen was a clergyman's daughter, related to other clergy, born and brought up in a parsonage. Many of her attitudes, expressed in her novels, reflect this directly or indirectly. Accepted as a clergyman's daughter in local society, Jane Austen sometimes mirrors their prejudices, seen for instance in her characterisation of the haughty aristocrat Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice. At the same time, her own marginal position in gentry society gave her personal experience of the slights and snobberies inherent in the subtle class distinctions of the time.

Mr William Collins is a fictional character in the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. He is the distant cousin of Mr Bennet, a clergyman and holder of a valuable living at the Hunsford parsonage near Rosing's Park, the estate of his patroness Lady Catherine De Bourgh, in Kent. Since Mr and Mrs Bennet have no sons, Mr Collins is also the current heir presumptive to the Bennet's family estate of Longbourn House, in Meryton, Hertfordshire

Jane Austen was a clergyman's daughter, related to other clergy, born and brought up in a parsonage.

Jane Austen was a clergyman's daughter, related to other clergy, born and brought up in a parsonage. Many of her attributes, expressed in her novels, reflect this directly orr indirectly. Her attitude to the gentry is subtly ambivalent.

This Jane Austen blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food . Jane Austen: The Critical Heritage, 1870-1940, Partial Google book. Jane Austen and the Clergy, Irene Collins, 1996.

This Jane Austen blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details related to this topic. Male Voices in Praise of Jane Austen. Jane Austen and the Fiction of Her Time, Mary Waldron, 2001, partial Google book. Jane Austen in Context, Janet M. Todd, 2005. Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart, Valerie Grosvenor Meyer, 1997.

Jane Austen and the Clergy by Irene Collins. With the original dust wrapper which reads: This is a hugely readable book, which will provide the greatest possible pleasure to all Janeites, and will tell all but.

Jane Austen was the daughter of a clergyman, the sister of two others and the cousin of four more. Her principal acquaintances were clergymen and their families, whose social, intellectual and religious attitudes she shared. Yet while clergymen feature in all her novels, often in major roles, there has been little recognition of their significance. To many readers their status and profession is a mystery, as they appear simply to be a sub-species of gentlemen and never seem to perform any duties. Mr Collins in Pride and prejudice is often regarded as little more than a figure of fun.

Astonishingly, Jane Austen and the Clergy is the first book to demonstrate the importance of Jane Austen's clerical background and to explain the clergy in her novels, whether Mr Tilney in Northanger Abbey, Mr Elton in Emma, or a less prominent character such as Dr Grant in Mansfield Park. In this exceptionally well-written and enjoyable book, Irene Collins draws on a wide knowledge of the literature and history of the period to describe who the clergy were, both in the novels and in life: how they were educated and appointed the houses they lived in and the gardens they designed and cultivated; the women they married; their professional and social context; their income, their duties, their moral outlook and their beliefs. Jane Austen and the Clergy uses the facts of Jane Austen's life and the evidence contained in her letters and novels to give a vivid and convincing portrait of the contemporary clergy.

Gri
I suppose two sorts of people read this book, those interested in what it was like to be an Anglican clergyman in England in those days, and those interested in what Austen thought of and knew of contemporary Anglican clergy. I am one of the former; the references to Austen's characters as examples were largely lost on me; and only the first half or so of the book pertained to my interests. It is not written for the history lover, but for the Austen-phile, to whom almost the entire book will be interesting, both for what it says about Austen's view of clergy and of Christian practice, and how her characters reflect the author's views.
BoberMod
As a Jane Austen enthusiast, I found this quite a satisfying read. The text referred to JA texts to illustrate comments. It also had extensive sections on culture and manners of the period and how the clergy would have been involved or excluded. I leraned quite a bit about what rights clergy had and what duties fell on a clergyman--and whether or not they fulfilled those duties. Valuable for those interested in the Regency era, also those who pursue Jane Austen.
Ironrunner
In this work, Ms. Irene Collins presents to the reader a lovely opportunity to look, not only into the clerical connections of Jane Austen, but also into that of the country parish generally. Those who have read through the charming prose of Jane Austen, yet wanted to take a deeper look into the life of the country parson--a profession so many of her characters possess--would do well to read this book. The main body is composed of nine chapters covering the whole realm of the parson's livng; from his education, to the various neighborhoods he occipied, to the nature and method of worship. Within each she eloquently relates the subject matter to Jane Austen herself; by which, the reader is treated to a lovely portrait of the authoress' life. It also contains several illustrations and eight pages of glossed photographs and pictures. Anyone looking to glimpse into the rural parish of late 18th and early 19th century England, which Jane Austen knew as home, would thoroughly enjoy reading this splendid book.
Jane Austen and the Clergy ebook
Author:
Irene Collins
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Bloomsbury Academic (August 2002)
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