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By F. R. Leavis

ISBN-10: 0521095093

ISBN-13: 9780521095099

Quantity 2 of a variety from Scrutiny opens with Mrs Leavis's a lot quoted experiences, which jointly shape 'A serious idea of Jane Austen's Writings'. There follows a piece of studies of novelists (Dorothy Richardson, Gissing, Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Henry James), and Mrs Leavis's examine of Edith Wharton. Then there are 3 of James Smith's essays: the distinguished 'Preliminary Survey' of Wordsworth; the both celebrated 'On Metaphysical Poetry' and the examine of As you're keen on It. a piece on 'The English culture' reprints reports of Jefferies, Beatrice Webb, Sturt and Piers Plowman.

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Neither had she reason to bother about changing the date scheme when rewriting for publication. Secondly, there seems to me quite obviously an overlaid epistolary 1 Henry's rival for Eliza's hand was during her widowhood and when James was a widower, at which period James had long been in holy orders. But she may have been prejudiced against James on that account; he re-married earlier in the same year that saw Henry's long courtship rewarded, and his wife, Mary Lloyd, Anna's step-mother, seems to have borne Eliza an otherwise unaccountable ill will.

LEAVIS working in material from her early writings and her correspondence. Frederica was, in Lady Susan, a victim, abused by her mother; she attracts an earlier victim, the Maria Williams who wrote Letter the Third in * A Collection of Letters' in the second MS volume, which I described in the previous article. The down-trodden Maria Williams with her poor home combines with Frederica to produce Fanny Price,1 bringing with her, to do the victimizing, the bullying and nagging aspects of Lady Greville; we have in Mansfield Park not only Mrs Norris but the very carriage incident from that early Letter, rooted into the new work as I have shown.

Frederica was, in Lady Susan, a victim, abused by her mother; she attracts an earlier victim, the Maria Williams who wrote Letter the Third in * A Collection of Letters' in the second MS volume, which I described in the previous article. The down-trodden Maria Williams with her poor home combines with Frederica to produce Fanny Price,1 bringing with her, to do the victimizing, the bullying and nagging aspects of Lady Greville; we have in Mansfield Park not only Mrs Norris but the very carriage incident from that early Letter, rooted into the new work as I have shown.

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