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Deeper Dive

New Series Explores Banned Children’s Literature

April 2, 2023

Well-known, classic children’s literature has had a history of being banned as books. Groups concerned with inappropriate material have fought the availability of many titles. Even Winnie the Pooh and Ferdinand the Bull have faced removal. […]

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British Literature

Jane Austen Societies in England and America

October 16, 2022

While the first organized Jane Austen Society was founded in England in 1940, in America, Jane Austen Society of North America, or JASNA, was formed in 1979. Austen admirers have ensured that she remains popular. […]

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British Literature

Criticism and Appreciation: Authors on Jane Austen

October 15, 2022

Following her death in 1817, Jane Austen shot to literary fame with her name being equaled with literary stalwarts of the day. Many authors lauded her works for their ingenuity, while many others detested the same. […]

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British Literature

How Jane Austen’s Literary Legacy Was Shaped

October 14, 2022

Jane Austen’s family played a major role in pushing forward and maintaining her literary fame after her death. Their writings give an insight into the life and workings of her mind. […]

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British Literature

The Tribute to Jane Austen by Her Brother

October 14, 2022

Jane Austen’s brother, Henry Austen, wrote a short biographical notice following her death in 1817. Even though the notice serves to depict Jane as a humble, religious, and demure girl, it raises doubts regarding the veracity of his portrayal. […]

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