Robert Clark is Editor of The Literary Encyclopedia and Senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia. He edited the Everyman Emma and the New Casebook on Pride and Prejudice and has published essays on Austen and agricultural history. This essay is from a study of Austen in her political context.
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