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The Brilliance of an “Unequal” Marriage as a Plot Point in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen presents¬†the reader ¬†with three very eligible bachelors: the sharp-tongued, prideful Darcy, the amiable and handsome Bingley, and the smooth-talking military officer of Wickham. Analysis of these characters is plentiful, but I hope to open … Continue reading

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Daily Life in Jane Austen’s Time: Political Intrigue

Austen’s lifetime knew political intrigue that came to light with the splintering of the Whig party and the formation of a Conservative element. From 1788 to 1812, England experienced war after war, King George III’s madness, and the decadent lifestyle … Continue reading

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