By Robert Thomas Lambdin, Laura Cooner Lambdin
Jane Austen considerably formed the advance of the English novel, and her works stay learn commonly this day. notwithstanding she is better recognized for her novels, feel and Sensibility, delight 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 demanding experiences. This reference is a consultant to her works and the reaction to them.
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Extra resources for A Companion to Jane Austen Studies
Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, . . ” Darcy’s magisterial judgment of people “whose first object in life is a joke” is presented as if it were a universal. Elizabeth’s “certainly” accepts that universal, but she then distinguishes herself from “them” by validating her own judgment, her ability to differentiate between “what is wise or good” and the follies, nonsense, whims and inconsistencies that do deserve her ridicule. A second, implicit area of judgment here is the distinction between jokes and ridicule: joking seems to be indiscriminate, while ridicule has a carefully judged object.
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A Companion to Jane Austen Studies by Robert Thomas Lambdin, Laura Cooner Lambdin