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November 7th, 2004
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More Delicious Austen

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Date:November 7th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)

Re: that's just sweet, really... :)

Well, sure, but Austen wasn't satirizing men here, but women. I'm sure she can satirize men quite well, too, even though it is a common assumption that she knew very little of men's behavior on their own.

I find her imitation of a 18th-century young dandy's speech, embodied by John Thorpe, quite credible. (the 'famous' motif, the rough-hewn 'easy' manner...)
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