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Jane Austen : lessons in "ladyhood" for both ladies and gentlemen of nineteenth-century England and beyond : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2010)
Austen took up the literary challenge and wrote within the tight parameters set by the prevailing male society. She was able to portray her heroines as ideals of “ladyhood”, she rejected skewed masculine values unfavourable ...