JA and the Pre-Romantics
Posted by Caroline on October 15, 1997 at 17:23:20:
In response to But wouldn't you say..., written by Helen on October 15, 1997 at 12:13:43
But there is no hint of outlandishness or eccentricity about her. She stands alone.
] ... that she reflects the C18th, with its emphasis on balance and order, rather than the Gothic/romantic schools
Yes, but she isn't really like the 18th century novels with their strong moral and social criticisms either.She doesn't really have a parallel in European literature at any time( a few of us tried to find one French author remotely close to her, and failed)
I think Mark is right.She's unique.She doesn't even fit well with her contemporaries.
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