Posted by Linden on June 06, 1998 at 20:59:32:
In response to Some Jane Austen quotes on Romanticism (and a poem by Thackeray on Bread and Butter...), written by The Mysterious H.C. on June 06, 1998 at 10:37:14
Austen is often seen in opposition to Romanticism and its predecessors: Marianne Dashwood and Catherine Morland both have to recognise they are wrong.
On the other hand, they are both heroines.
That quote from Elizabeth Bennet is as good a summary of Romantic individualism as I can find (I was looking for another one & couldn't find anything to match - any alternatives would be very welcome.)
Of course JA is not as romantic in the Hollywood sense as Byron, but surely one of the reasons for the appeal of her novels is that they are cracking good love stories.
- Yes, but....... Caroline 22:37:41 6/06/98 (0)
- Grave Doubts The Mysterious H.C. 22:12:18 6/06/98 (2)
- Oops! The subject header should have been "Yes, but..." (nfm) Linden 22:06:26 6/06/98 (0)
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