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March 29, 2013

Austen, Emma, and the Prince

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:23 am
jane-austen-emma-tell-me-135x209On this day in 1815, Jane Austen completed Emma, the last of her novels to appear in her lifetime. That it appeared with a dedication to the Prince Regent, a person whose debauched lifestyle Austen had condemned, and a type she would normally satirize, is a story that might itself have stepped from one of her books — all of them written by “laughing at myself or other people.”

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