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Lane, Maggie 1947-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 161 publications in 4 languages and 5,143 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Patterns  Musical settings  Quotations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR4038.E46, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Maggie Lane
Jane Austen's England by Maggie Lane( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing the importance of place in Jane Austen's writings, this book follows her travels throughout Georgian England. Jane Austen strayed far from the confines of her native Hampshire and Bath to find new material for her novels, from Pride and Prejudice to Northanger Abbey. With an accurate eye, she sketched acute, witty studies of society in Lyme Regis and Bristol, Devizes and Southampton, Brighton and Winchester. This illustrated text summons the beauties of the English landscape, recreating the distinctive backdrop for some of the finest novels in English literature
Jane Austen and food by Maggie Lane( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) What was the significance of the pyramid of fruit which confronted Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley? Or of the cold beef eaten by Willoughby on his journey of repentance to see Marianne? Why is it so appropriate that the scene of Emma's disgrace should be a picnic, and how do the different styles of housekeeping in Mansfield Park engage with the social issues of the day? While Jane Austen does not luxuriate in cataloguing meals in the way of Victorian novelists, food in fact plays a vital part in her novels. Her plots, being domestic, are deeply imbued with the rituals of giving and sharing meals. The attitudes of her characters to eating, to housekeeping and to hospitality are important indicators of their moral worth. In a practice both economical and poetic, Jane Austen sometimes uses specific foodstuffs to symbolise certain qualities at heightened moments in the text. This culminates in the artistic triumph of Emma, in which repeated references to food not only contribute to the solidity of her imagined world, but provide an extended metaphor for the interdependence of a community. In this original, lively and well-researched book, Maggie Lane not only offers a fresh perspective on the novels, but illuminates a fascinating period of food history, as England stood on the brink of urbanisation, middle-class luxury, and change in the role of women. Ranging over topics from greed and gender to mealtimes and manners, and drawing on the novels, letters and Austen family papers, she also discusses Jane Austen's own ambivalent attitude to the provision and enjoyment of food
Jane Austen's world : the life and times of England's most popular author by Maggie Lane( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and writings of Jane Austen, and describes what life was like during the times in which she lived
Literary daughters by Maggie Lane( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Austen : key concepts in the six novels by Maggie Lane( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The author] "turns her attention to the fascinating nuances of Austen's language, and the way it embodies her most profound beliefs about human conduct and character. This book enhances understanding of Austen's moral values through the discussion of key words, investigates changes of meaning, and explains words which may confuse modern readers ... No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion. Terms like "elegance," "gentility," and "propriety" seem to define her well-ordered, judgemental world. In making the fine moral, psychological, and social discriminations on which her plots depend, Jane Austen draws on the vocabulary of her age, which is both more abstract and more fixed than that of today. But as this study shows, she was capable of subtlety and even ambiguity in her deployment of such key concepts"--Publisher description
Gold and silver needlepoint by Maggie Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese rugs designed for needlepoint by Maggie Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's family : through five generations by Maggie Lane( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient eyes by Mathew Rosenblum( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Lane's Book of beads by Maggie Lane( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the country : with quotations by Jane Austen( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's world : the life and times of England's most popular novelist by Maggie Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing older with Jane Austen by Maggie Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike her parents and six of her seven siblings, who all lived into their seventies, eighties, or even in one case, nineties, Jane Austen did not see old age. She was just forty-one when she died, in the very prime of her writing life. But she did share, with everyone who outlives youth itself, the experience of growing older. Jane Austen at forty was a different woman from Jane Austen at twenty. Her novels are replete with reference to her characters' perceptions of age in themselves and in others, their awareness of the passage of time, of memory and change. With the lightest of touches, Austen grounds her characters with the age range they inhabit. A small detail of clothes, hair, or deportment, or more freqently and consistently of speech, outlook, and habit, helps us perceive her older characters to be middle-aged or elderly. We experience them as older people, acting and speaking in ways that distinguish them - yet without exaggerated effect - from the youthful cohort whose foils they are. In fact, from infancy to senescece, her characters act in age, while not sacrificing individuality." -- Book Jacket
A charming place : Bath in the life and times of Jane Austen by Maggie Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen : a celebration( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we enter the third millennium, Jane Austen is more popular than ever. Not only her six novels, which have been dramatised, televised and filmed, but her letters and poems are alive and well. Her style, her distinctive sensibility and her no-nonsense but subtle sense of character and motive, keep her a the heart of our concerns. Maggie Lane and David Selwyn bring together in this celebration over a century of individual testimony to the abiding value of Jane Austen. They include, too, a few dissenting voices. Other novelists, teachers, politicians, actors and general readers share our passion for the 'comedian' (Bruce Chatwin), the 'unpretentious philosopher' (Lord David Cecil), the 'calm gaze' (David Kossoff), the 'genius' (Barbara Pym) that she was. There is nothing tame about her mannerly world; as W.H. Auden says, 'Beside her Joyce seems innocent as grass.' -- Book cover
A city of palaces : Bath through the eyes of Fanny Burney by Maggie Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen and names by Maggie Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the country : with quotations by Jane Austen and silhouettes by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh by Jane Austen( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the sofa with Jane Austen by Maggie Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays, which first appeared in Regency World magazine, celebrate the quirkiest corners and cleverest contrivances of Jane Austen's art. The 21 topics range from coiffure to crime, from gossip to grandmothers. The title comes from the first essay, but it is also an invitation to spend time with a well-loved author in a relaxed and intimate way. Other essays include "A Very White World," "The Silence of Mr. Perry," "Plump Cheeks and Thick Ankles," "November in the Novels," "Words Overheard," "Devoted Sisters," "Heroes and Husbands," and "Only a Grandmother."
Jane Austen's family : through five generations by Maggie Lane( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an intimate and intriguing account of Jane Austen's relations, from 1704, when her great-grandmother was left a widow with six children to support, through to 1870, and the destinies of her many nephews and nieces. Drawing extensively on letters and memoirs written by the Austen family over a period of 150 years, this book traces the development of the family from vigorous Georgian opportunism to respectable Victorian gentility
 
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Jane Austen and food
Alternative Names
Lane, M. I. 1947-

Lane, M. I. (Margaret Irene), 1947-

Lane, Margaret Irene.

Lane, Margaret Irene 1947-

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Jane Austen and foodJane Austen's world : the life and times of England's most popular authorJane Austen's family : through five generationsLife in the country : with quotationsJane Austen's world : the life and times of England's most popular novelistA charming place : Bath in the life and times of Jane AustenJane Austen : a celebrationA city of palaces : Bath through the eyes of Fanny Burney