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A Truth Universally Acknowledged by Susannah Carson
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Jan 02, 10

bookshelves: doodads, gifteduponme
Recommended for: other English Lit dorks
Read in January, 2010

An amiable grab bag of essays, ranging from the sublime (E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf) to the fatuous (Amy Heckerling). The two weakest are by Martin Amis, purporting to show the immorality of Edmund Bertram and Fanny Price (they are tedious, but not immoral), and the aptly named Mr. Collins, who argues that Austen's writings (particularly MANSFELD PARK), are useful as moral guidence.
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