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British Literature

Fashion in Jane Austen’s Era

August 7, 2022

Though Jane Austen had a personal interest in clothing, she was against obsessing about it. Focusing on things rather than people wasn’t a fatal character flaw in Austen’s fiction, but it was certainly a flaw. […]

Sketch of a woman of Regency era.
British Literature

Regency Fashion in Jane Austen’s Novels

August 7, 2022

A love of fine things, especially in clothing, was often a sign of shallowness for a character in Austen’s novel. Austen herself was not anti-fashion, but she found it silly to be obsessed with it. […]

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British Literature

Jane Austen As an Advocate of Women’s Education

August 4, 2022

Jane Austen, in her works, can be seen as a staunch feminist who voices her opinions on women’s’ education. Through her novels, she advocates for the cause by exposing the follies and shallowness of the society. […]

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British Literature

The Clergy in Jane Austen’s Time: A Lucrative Sinecure

July 29, 2022

In the 19th century, there were several professions that a gentleman could adopt. Clergy was one of the most lucrative one. However, the challenging part was not in becoming one, but rather in successfully securing a living. […]

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