Posted by TracyH on August 06, 1997 at 17:08:51:
Letter 25: Lady Susan to Mrs. Johnson
LS writes that she is looking forward to a little Dissipation as a reward for her ten weeks' penance at Churchill. (Although she's hardly been a good girl while there.) Then in letter 26, Mrs. Johnson advises LS to leave Frederica in the country, to punish her.
The penguin edition of LS had an introduction that discussed Austen's portrayal of city versus country life and the changes that were going on in English society at the time. Can anyone refer me to anything else on this topic? I haven't read Persuasion (gasp!) yet, but isn't the city/country motif prominent?
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