Chris Jones is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Bangor where he teaches in the Romantic period. He is the author of Radical Sensibility (1993) and has published on Romantic women writers, including Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen. The present article emerged from research preparatory to a more extended study questioning established assumptions about Austen’s limitations of view.
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