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British Literature

An Introduction to Jane Austen’s Family

February 10, 2022

Despite all the fame, not many know much about the personal life of Jane Austen, particularly about her parents and siblings. Understandably, her writings were influenced by her family and her background. […]

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British Literature

Jane Austen’s Place in Literary History

February 4, 2022

Jane Austen is known as an 18th century author, a Romantic era’s author, and a Regency author. Her literature has aspects that match the features of all these literary periods. […]

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British Literature

Jane Austen: The Rise of the Popular Author

February 3, 2022

Chronologically, Jane Austen belongs in a category with the literary Romantics. She wrote in a period described as experiencing the ‘rise of print culture’ and the ‘rise of the novel’. Yet, for many years, she was seen as out of place in English Romanticism. […]

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Literature

The Duel between Thor and Hrungnir

January 20, 2022

Most of our knowledge about Norse mythology comes from books, movies, and comic books. But, it all originates from the basic rivalry between two great sides of a family of powerful supernatural beings: the gods and the ‘anti-gods’. […]

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