Jane Austen, a Reassessment
This book lifts Austen studies to a level of debate which is exciting, happy and tough. That she is one of the greatest philosopher-novelists of the Romantic Age is Peter Scott's conviction. He reads Mansfield Park as a ripe complex argument about discipline, Sense and Sensibility is valued as one of the great tragic novels of Europe, and Emma is viewed as brilliant but specious.
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