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British Literature

Surviving Wars in Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’

May 7, 2022

Though Jane Austen was personally aware of the aftermath of the French Revolution and war in Europe, in her novel ‘Persuasion’ she handled death, grieving, and loss in wartime in an unsentimental, realistic manner. […]

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British Literature

The Passage of Time in Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’

May 7, 2022

Jane Austen’s last novel ‘Persuasion’ focuses on the passage of time: on age and aging. Time has brought about differences in financial and social status, and also on physical appearances of the novel’s characters. […]

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British Literature

‘Persuasion’: Jane Austen’s Last Novel

May 6, 2022

Jane Austen’s heroine in her novel ‘Persuasion’ is Anne Elliot. Her father is a vain widower, whose finances are in desperate state. Anne is shown as being sensible, but her value is lost on her family. […]

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British Literature

‘Emma’: The Tale of a Rich Protagonist?

March 31, 2022

Not beautiful or elegant or dainty, but handsome. That’s how Jane Austen describes Emma Woodhouse in the beginning of the novel; an unconventional start for an unconventional heroine. […]

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