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|From Jane Austen's personal perspective
Written by Barbara
(9/25/2009 11:36 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Without wanting to enter, penned by Helen B
Jane herself was raised in a home where many boys were staying as pupils with her father as their teacher. There was an opportunity there for Jane and her sister Cassandra to become well-educated, and they did. They obviously read a lot. Jane obviously has a command of grammar and had an interest in many subjects. Jane would know that it was possible for two sisters living in a home where there was a school to become educated if they chose. Anne and Lucy evidently did not care to exert themselves in this way.
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