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November 7th, 2004
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More Delicious Austen

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Date:November 8th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)

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

"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."

Of course Austen can satirize men, and does so frequently and, I may add, very well indeed (John Thorpe is a great example but not the only one; another good one is Sir Walter Elliot in "Persuasion" and HIS most amusing obsession with fashion).

The assumption she knew little of men's behaviour is very far from the truth, as she had 5 brothers and grew up in a boy's boarding school. She was very much involved in her brothers' lives ever since she was little.
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