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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Comedy of Manners in Jane Austen's Novels

Title: Comedy of Manners in Jane Austen's Novels  
Author: Dr. Dhanamanjuri Lourembam 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-09-6
First Edition: 2014
Binding: Hardcover

About the Author:

Dr. Dhanamanjuri Lourembam is an Assistant Professor of English at D.M. College of Arts, Imphal. She passed out her M.A. in English from Manipur University and also obtained her Ph.D. from the same university. She has to her credit several published articles/papers in books and journals of national and international repute. She has also presented research papers at regional and national levels.

About the Book:
Literature grows out of life. It is a mirror of society. Aristotle said, ‘Art and literature is an imitation of life, of things as they are, as they are thought to be, as they ought to be.’ True to this characteristic of literature, there grew in the Restoration Period (1660-70) in English Literature a kind of comedy known in literature as ‘The Comedy of Manners’. This type of comedy is so known because it portrayed the social manners, practices, beliefs that prevailed among the aristocrats and nobles during the reign of Charles II. The aristocrats of the period, as a reaction against the moral austerity of the preceding age, namely, the Puritan Age, wished to break away from the shackles of moral strictness and live a life of licentiousness. Thus Restoration Comedy of Manners is a true reflection of the life of the aristocrats and the nobles of the Restoration Age.

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