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|Don't think so.
Written by MandyN
(4/17/2006 12:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sour Grapes, penned by Phil
...If the 'sister author' JA refers to is Fanny Burney- She was not only a contempory but one of JA's favourite authors.
I think JA is applauding women who wish to improve their knowledge and self improvement- which may explain why JA has Henry launch into a lecture on the picturesque for Catherine's benefit.
Maryanne K's post provides an example of an essay by a
My Broadview ed. of NA mentions the letter of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on the education of her granddauger cautioning it will 'be necessary to conceal what learning she attains.'
I doubt JA approved such views or found them sensible. Yet from her own experience she probably symphasized with women who were not apreciated for their intellect.
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