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Bestselling Women: 19th and 20th Centuries

Jane Austen and Shirley MacLaine Oh, this is one that came at me from left field. What if Shirley MacLaine is Jane Austen reborn? Now, think about it… Doesn’t that make perfect sense? I know, I know: both charts are … Continue reading

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Was Fanny Price Jane Austen’s Stand-in?

Mansfield Park (1999) It’s common knowledge that Jane Austen lived her life vicariously through the heroines of her stories. That’s to be expected, of course: they gave her a voice on the world stage. But there’s something about Fanny Price‘s … Continue reading

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