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Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Marilyn Butler

Alhough Austen is often viewed as a writer isolated from the great events of her time, Butler affirms her commitment to the literature of ideas, offering acute readings of each of Austen's novels and an intellectual context in which to view them. Although Austen is often viewed as a writer isolated from the great events of her time, Butler affirms her commitment to the literature of ideas, offering acute readings of each of Austen's novels and an intellectual context in which to view them.

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