Edward Copeland, Professor Emeritus, Pomona College, continues writing on issues of Jane Austen and literary influence. Women Writing About Money, 1790–1820 (Cambridge UP, 1995) addresses her relationship with contemporary women’s fiction; The Silver Fork Novel (Cambridge UP, 2012) considers her legacy to the first generation of novelists after her. The following essay explores Austen’s connections to Samuel Richardson.
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