Posted by karen l on January 22, 1998 at 16:40:37:
okay...I don't quite remember, but somewhere in a dusty corner of my brain it's saying Jane Austen never had a formal education, but was taught everything by her father, or perhaps her brothers. Were women during that time still not allowed to go to school? I understand that there were "accomplished" women. Lizzy could read and Emma had a governess, but were the only means of education for a woman in Jane Austen's time through home schooling (governesses)? Or did some attend public school...or whatever you call it...?-karen l
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