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Why We Need to Stop Calling Jane Austen a Feminist

There's no arguing with the feminist content of Austen's novels. The plight of the spinster and women's inability to earn money take centre stage throughout her books and she devoted entire novels to the damage that only allowing sons to inherit does to a family. But just because Austen favoured the...
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Why We Need to Stop Calling Jane Austen a Feminist

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