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History of English Literature-Jan.19 "Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility"

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Peter Walley

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January 19 Jane Austen Sense and SensibilityAustenGentry family middling landownersnot nobility relations of petty nobility knights father and brother in the clergy lived with her family in countrycathedral townsRelatively conservative social value vs Wollstonecraftwrites out of her world lack of privacy crampedHow does this socialpolitical location express itself in the novel The prevalence of money wealth status marriage Womens most important decision is who to marryreflected in Austenslife and in novel Primogenitor Feudal system FamilyThemes o Womens conduct sense versus sensibility o Education and reading o Marriages o Conversation and its antithesis gossipsubject of analysis o Money versus landWhat do novels doNovels reflect the world of certain time period from a personal perspectiveDepth of characterThe perplexity of lifenot solutions but th
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