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Realism in Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’

August 27, 2009

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Jane Austen can be credited with the art of inventing a literary form capable of portraying social life in a largely domestic setting and of conveying the reality of her characters’ experience of that world. Walter Scott writes, “…keeping close to common incidents, and to such characters as occupy the ordinary walks of life, she […]

Jane Austen on Pride and Vanity

October 20, 2008

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Jane Austen has been my one of my all time favourites ever since I was in school. Although we might say all of her novels have a limited area that they cover (as a critic has said ‘she worked on six inches of ivory) but even in this restricted field she has given such valuable […]