Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650-1850

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Jane Austen and Comedy

Edited by Erin Goss
Bucknell University Press

In bringing together Austen and comedy, which are both often dismissed as superfluous or irrelevant to a contemporary world, this collection of essays directs attention to the ways we laugh, the ways that Austen may make us do so, and the ways that our laughter is conditioned by the form in which Austen writes: comedy. Ultimately, Jane Austen and Comedy invites its reader to take seriously Austen’s production of laughter and to keep laughing nonetheless.

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