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The Literary Economy Of Jane Austen And George Crabbe

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Linked together as the two great anti-Romantics of the early 19th century, Jane Austen and George Crabbe published all their major works during the so-called 'Romantic Age'. Whilst critics have hinted at this connection, it has never been fully explored until now in this study by Colin Winborn.
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Published June 18th 2004 by Ashgate Publishing
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Maggie Ferguson
Takes economic ideas and applies it to behavior in Austen novels.
Darcy and Elizabeth are economists of words (80). "The association of the concise with a certain strength -- the strength of a close guardedness which conceals, makes private, renders self-sufficient -- owes to Rousseau's Du contract social ou Principes du Droit politique.

Knightley is an independent spirit. Conviction of mind = exertion of limb (128). Over-proximity exacerbates the the social pressures of Highbury (77).
77: Malthus
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