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Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott were born within four years of each other, in
1775 and 1771 respectively, but though Jane Austen was admired in her lifetime,
by no one more generously than by Scott himself, her fame, and her prestige as a
During that long silence, the reason for which we do not know, Miss Austen's
mind grew graver; it is as though she could find folly, self-deception,
irresponsibility, silliness, the individual's lack of knowledge of himself, no longer
merely funny; ...
a prosperous conclusion', and that will stand for Miss Austen's comedy: the end of
Mansfield Park is prosperous enough, with Fanny married to Edmund, Mrs Norris
discredited, Sir Thomas convinced of his inadequacies as a father, and his ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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