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The Resource Irony and idyll : Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen, Marie N. Sørbø, (electronic resource)

Irony and idyll : Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen, Marie N. Sørbø, (electronic resource)

Label
Irony and idyll : Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen
Title
Irony and idyll
Title remainder
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen
Statement of responsibility
Marie N. Sørbø
Title variation
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jane Austen's worldwide popularity is not least due to the remaking of her novels for the visual media. Of the fifty-odd Austen related productions since 1938, forty-three of them adapt her novels to the various screens of cinema, television, computer and tablet. However, her attraction for film-makers is undoubtedly promoted by her own qualities. As a novelist, Jane Austen has been particularly recognized for her ironic voice, which dominates all her stories and gives the readers a peculiar perspective on her world. Do film-makers want this, and if so, how do they transmit her attitude of amused distance? In the present book, Marie N. Sørbø investigates the function and targets of irony in two novels and seven films. This is the first book-length study of Austen's irony since 1952, and the only comparative analysis of all the available screen adaptations of 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Mansfield Park'. On the bicentenary of their publication, these novels continue to influence modern culture."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sørbø, Marie N
Dewey number
791.43/6
LC call number
PR4037
LC item number
.S56 2014
Series statement
Costerus
Series volume
New Series, 203
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Irony in literature
  • Irony in motion pictures
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Film
  • Ironie
  • Idylle
Label
Irony and idyll : Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen, Marie N. Sørbø, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-394), filmography (pages 381-384) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Contents
Part 1. Pride and Prejudice -- The novel: Austen's ironic voice -- The novel: Courtship couched in irony -- The 1940 film: Old England invoked -- The 1980 miniseries: Faithful to the feminist perspective? -- The 1995 miniseries: Faithful to the female audience -- The 2005 film: Everybody loves the Bennett family -- Part 2. Mansfield Park -- The novel: Class and patriarchy undermined -- The novel: marriage as a game of speculation -- The 1983 moniseries: The beauty of tradition -- The 1999 film: Aiming for Austen's voice -- The 1999 film: The targets of irony-racism, sexism and class -- The 2007 TV film: "Some much needed sizzle" -- Conclusion: The voice of irony and the urge for idyll
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001339216
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042038462
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013497926
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001339216
Label
Irony and idyll : Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on screen, Marie N. Sørbø, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-394), filmography (pages 381-384) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Contents
Part 1. Pride and Prejudice -- The novel: Austen's ironic voice -- The novel: Courtship couched in irony -- The 1940 film: Old England invoked -- The 1980 miniseries: Faithful to the feminist perspective? -- The 1995 miniseries: Faithful to the female audience -- The 2005 film: Everybody loves the Bennett family -- Part 2. Mansfield Park -- The novel: Class and patriarchy undermined -- The novel: marriage as a game of speculation -- The 1983 moniseries: The beauty of tradition -- The 1999 film: Aiming for Austen's voice -- The 1999 film: The targets of irony-racism, sexism and class -- The 2007 TV film: "Some much needed sizzle" -- Conclusion: The voice of irony and the urge for idyll
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001339216
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042038462
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013497926
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001339216

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