Mary Ann O’Farrell, Associate professor of English at Texas A&M University, has written about Jane Austen in her book Telling Complexions: The Nineteenth-Century English Novel and the Blush and in numerous essays about Jane Austen’s novels and about Austen’s continuing life in contemporary popular culture and political discourse.
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