Jane Austen, free indirect style, gender and interiority in literary fiction.

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MacMahon, Barbara 2018. Jane Austen, free indirect style, gender and interiority in literary fiction. in: Palgrave Macmillan.
AuthorsMacMahon, Barbara
Abstract

Austen is known for her development of free indirect style as a narrative form. Free indirect style is a fusion of narrator and character perspectives, a peculiar linguistic manipulation of deictic centres which allows for a semi-experiential representation of a character’s perceptions, thoughts and experiences. The style does not tell, it shows, and in doing so it invites close engagement with and empathetic reading of character, at the same time as maintaining the distance of a third-person narrative. This can be a powerful narrative device with complex effects.

KeywordsEnglish
Year2018
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBNISBN 978-3-319-95893-4
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95894-1_11
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623859
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Publication dates12 Nov 2018
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Deposited13 Jun 2019, 17:25
Accepted2018
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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