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“We All Love to Instruct”: Lessons in “Amiability” in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Is it not odd that Austen chose originally to name her novel First Impressions, when it is not “first impressions,” which bring Elizabeth Bennet “enlightenment”? Initially, Elizabeth finds everyone, but Mr. Darcy, as “amiable.” To prove my point about the … Continue reading

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