Jane Austen: Irony as Defense and Discovery
Hardcover, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1962. Second Printing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.
Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Previous owner's name (literary scholar Albrecht Strauss) on ffep. Cloth over boards has light edge rubbing. DJ has light edge rubbing, minor shelf wear. ; Argues that Austen first used irony as her defense against involvement in deeper feeling but gradually used it as the force which liberated her for new explorations into her art (from DJ blurb). Second printing of book originally published in 1952. 8.75" tall; 267 pages.