Pulpit, Stage, and Novel: Mansfield Park and Mrs. Inchbald's Lovers' Vows

Jordan, Elaine
January 1987
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter1987, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p138
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Argues that the parallels and contrasts that have been variously drawn between the characters of the theatrical play "Lovers' Vows," by Elizabeth Inchbald and the characters of the novel "Mansfield Park," by Jane Austen would necessarily arise from that symbolic acting-out of the ideology of the family which play and novel share in common. Difference between writers Austen and Inchbald; Literary achievements of Inchbald; Ideological pattern of Austen's novels.


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