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Rational Creatures

“I hate to hear you talking so … as if women were all fine ladies instead of rational creatures.” (Mrs. Croft to her brother, Frederick Wentworth, in chapter 8 of Persuasion) Although Jane Austen may not seem progressive to a … Continue reading

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Truth in Irony

“A woman especially, if she have the misfortune to know anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” This well-known line is taken from Northanger Abbey, the narrator’s response to Catherine Morland’s admission that she knows little about what … Continue reading

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