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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...
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  • Julia Dalton

    "Mrs. Siddons (?) as Mrs. Haller in 'The Stranger'", ca. 1796-98, by Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830). Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) was a Welsh actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. She was the elder sister of John Philip Kemble, Charles Kemble, Stephen Kemble, Ann Hatton and Elizabeth Whitlock, and the aunt of Fanny Kemble.

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