Pamela Regis is author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel, where she analyzes the courtship plot of Pride and Prejudice. Her analysis of Austen’s use of this plot in Persuasion appeared in Persuasions 26 (2004). She is Professor of English at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
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