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The Pleasures of Virtue: Political Thought in the Novels of Jane Austen.
Miles is also aware that Jane Austen was fully cognizant of her position as one of the newly emerging women novelists.
Foibles and youthful influences will not suffice to prove that Jane Austen was on the side of Bentham and Condorcet, Gibbon and Voltaire.
But he fails to make any consistently coherent or enlightening point about what makes Jane Austen so popularly filmable.
Even regardless of Jane Austen, Wilton is one of Britain's finest stately homes and has earned a share in 20th-century history.
The only young man she is known to have loved, Tom Lefroy, had a family dependent on his ability to win a rich wife, and he was briskly hustled away when he showed signs of attachment to the portionless Jane Austen.
Well, the truth is--and here is the great appeal of sensible, accepting Jane Austen today--that the "liberated" life of the independent woman, as the marketplace economy has fashioned it, is not, as a friend of mine is fond of reminding me, all it's cracked up to be.
It is a pity that Professor Sulloway was unable to find any reliable modern biography of Jane Austen when planning her own work, because the inadequacy of her information in this respect, plus some odd misconstructions of available facts (pp.
They will also be releasing a limited number of Jane Austen coins into circulation on July 18 at key locations around Winchester and Basingstoke that have connections with the author And yesterday a life-size statue of Jane Austen was unveiled in the Market Square in Basingstoke, where the author attended social gatherings.
Jane Austen is remembered primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
Devoney Looser's fascinating The Making of Jane Austen excavates the trends, politics, and tastes that shaped Austen's legacy.
The book also includes four appendices, which contain lists of the attested and unattested letters (appendices one and two), the transcription of one letter (appendix three) and the network of people Jane Austen corresponded with (appendix four).