Category: Jane Austen

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What We Can Learn From Anne Elliot’s Quiet Strength In ‘Persuasion’

“Persuasion” is Jane Austen’s thoughtful novel that perfectly balances tradition and modernity.

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6 Lessons The Modern Woman Can Learn From Jane Austen

The 1800s novelist who wrote (to put it very simply) love stories is a source of truth and wisdom that the modern individual can still benefit from today.

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Why “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen is a Great Book

John J. Miller is joined by Susannah Fullerton of the Jane Austen Society of Australia to discuss Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

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Jane Austen’s Vision of a Happy Marriage

Jane Austen’s Christian Aristotelianism demands that the hierarchy operates on terms of responsibility and virtuous relationship.

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Whit Stillman On Adapting Jane Austen

One of the greatest film writers of our time talks about the flowering of films and TV mini-series based on Austen’s works.

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In a 1954 essay on Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis calls attention to the “hardness—or at least the firmness—of Jane Austen’s thought.”

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4 Ladies From Classic Literature For Modern Women To Look Up To

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“Sense & Sensibility” And The Dangers of Romanticism

“Jane Austen, to my mind, was the preeminent romantic realist writer. Born into a modest clerical family, she straddled the social world of the emerging middle class sandwiched between the landed gentry and the toiling…

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Jane Austen’s Philosophy Of Marriage In “Persuasion”

“When asked if he read novels, philosopher Gilbert Ryle was said to have replied, “All six.” He meant, of course, the novels of the great Jane Austen. That a philosopher might identify the novel exclusively…

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Jane Austen’s Common Sense

The best stories teach us something. Jane Austen’s captivating novel Sense and Sensibility can teach us quite a lot about common sense.

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A review of The Moral Imagination: From Edmund Burke to Jane Austen

Middlemarch is “by common consent” her greatest novel. I would modify a little: it’s just about the greatest English novel—except perhaps Jane Austen’s six, especially the most artful of them, Emma.

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The Divine Miss Jane

In attempting to read Austen as she meant to be read, in seeking to understand the author’s intention, she realizes she has taken on a project her academic colleagues would regard with either hilarity or…