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‘Inadvertencies and misconstructions’: Jane Austen’s Heroines

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

In Jane Austen’s novels the lives of her female protagonists are circumscribed, but their intense inward and domestic focus discloses the permeability of the boundaries that confine them. Austen ... More


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