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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Jul 12, 08

bookshelves: classics

Austen's a peeve of mine. Her anxiety to present personal opinion/ perception as fallacy is incongruous to literature. Her humour is malice masquerading as wit. She basically just chronicles surfaces. In her novels internality's too minimal for intimacy so you don't get sufficiently inside the characters.

And why is she regarded as questioning women's position in society when her heroines only achieve marriage? And even then the marriage is a 'happy ever after' and easily equated to being rescued by a Prince. Gah. They're sorta fairytales with imagination omitted. And what's all this 'don't mention the war' business?

*angry twitch*
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