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By Robert Thomas Lambdin, Laura Cooner Lambdin

ISBN-10: 0313306621

ISBN-13: 9780313306624

Jane Austen considerably formed the improvement of the English novel, and her works remain learn largely this present day. notwithstanding she is better identified for her novels, feel and Sensibility, satisfaction and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion, she additionally wrote poems, letters, prayers and diverse items of juvenalia. those writings were attracting the eye of students; her significant works have already generated a wide physique of scholarly and important experiences. This reference is a advisor to her works and the reaction to them.

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Dir. Ang Lee. Screenplay by Emma Thompson. Miramax, 1995. Sense and Sensibility. Dir. Rodney Bennett. BBC, 1986. 2 A Critical History of Sense and Sensibility Rebecca Stephens Duncan A critical history of any major author or work may reveal more about the critics and historians than it does about the subject itself. Those values and artistic strategies that serve as lenses for each era and generation look much more like mirrors to later readers and scholars. Such is the case with Jane Austen and particularly with her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility.

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. Ros Ballaster, ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Dennis, Ashton. A Jane Austen Bulletin Board Postings From Male Voices. On-line. July 19, 1997. com/Athens/Oracle/2138/. Hewitt, Chris. ” Raleigh News and Observer, January 19, 1996. Johnson, Claudia L. ” In The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen. Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Leighton, Angela. ” In Jane Austen: New Perspectives. Janet Todd, ed. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1983.

Yet we should also remember that the disposal of real estate is a problem peculiar to ladies; in other words, property is a sign of class status. This returns us to the confrontation between Lady Catherine and Elizabeth and the class distinctions it enables. Lady Catherine’s disparaging remark about the Bennet “park” (362) reminds the reader of her class arrogance but also of the Bennets’ status as landed gentry; her similarly disparaging remark about Elizabeth’s class “sphere” (365) allows Elizabeth to state that as “a gentleman’s daughter” (368), she is “equal” to Darcy, whereby she displays a proper class consciousness.

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