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Jane Austen

Deserving Mr. Darcy: An Austenesque Apologia for Classical Education

When Darcy appears, girls swoon; and when Jane Austen speaks, they listen. Countless TV adaptations and spin-offs have helped establish her as an authority on all things love and romance, even (or especially) amongst teenage females—an astonishing feat for an eighteenth-century spinster in the age of Gilmore Girls. But, while many count Austen an authority […]

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Don’t Follow Your Heart: Anti-Revolutionary Lessons from Pride and Prejudice

David, Tim, and I are getting ready to launch a new Close Reads series on Pride and Prejudice. In preparation for that discusion, here’s an article I wrote on Pride and Prejudice four years ago. It’s easy to forget when reading a Jane Austen novel that she wrote during a time of great revolutionary upheaval:

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