I'm beginning to think we share the same bookshelf, Patricia!
Posted by Marie-Bernadette on July 01, 1998 at 23:05:09:
In response to Jane Austen & Feminism, written by Patricia Bingham on July 01, 1998 at 20:56:16
I just bought The Jane Austen Companion! You posed some very interesting ideas and I cannot wait to hear other's comments as well. I bet that the controversy surrounding Mary Wollstonecraft did have some sort of influence on Jane's not being published at that time. Austen and de Stael make an interesting contrast. It would seem that de Stael only wanted recognition of her accomplishments and wanted into the "boys's club" to have male approval and to hades with other women. It sounds as though she didn't care about the plight of women as long as she made her way and got to be the priveliged darling. Austen, on the other hand, seemed quite concerned with how the lives of women could be improved and that the education of women was important for their own sakes and not just to make them more interesting or entertaining to men.
- the contraversy P. Bingham 23:54:03 7/01/98 (0)
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