By Marina Cano
This is the 1st exploration of the performative and theatrical strength of Austen’s paintings and its afterlife, from the 19th century to the current. It finds new and little-known Austen fabrics: from suffragette novels and pageants to varsity and novice theatricals, passing via mid-twentieth-century representations in Scotland and the United States. The publication concludes with an exam of Austen fandom in line with an internet survey carried out by way of the writer, which elicited over three hundred responses from lovers around the globe. during the lens of performative idea, this quantity explores how Austen, her paintings and its afterlives, have aided the formation of collective and private id; how they've got helped convey humans jointly around the generations; and the way they've got had key mental, pedagogical and healing capabilities for an ever turning out to be viewers. finally, this booklet explains why Austen is still the main liked writer in English Literature.