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Publisher's Weekly Just Reviewed Austen and the Price of Happiness

Here's an excerpt:

Contrary to Austen’s reputation as a “purveyor ofdelicious rom-com satisfaction,” close study of hernovels reveals she actually “fidgeted, strained, andflinched at the convention of happy endings,”according to this meticulous analysis. . . . Brodey’s interpretations of Austen’s writings are subtle and penetrating, and discussions of popular Austen film adaptations shed light on how Hollywood tramples over the novels’ambivalence. Austenites will want to take a look. 


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