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The radical thoughts of Jane Austen – a book by book breakdown (infographic)

Radical thoughts of Jane Austen

Austen’s six novels are brilliantly reassessed to reveal how radical the world’s favorite author was.

Helena Kelly, in her brilliant biographical book Jane Austen, the Secret Radical, reveals Jane Austen you’ve never seen before: a politically engaged, spirited, clear-sighted woman of information.

Many readers consider Jane Austen as the author of classic romance novels. The literary analysis by Helena Kelly explains why we should re-read Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, or Northanger Abbey to learn about Austen’s thoughts on feminism, slavery, poverty, and evolution.

Kelly illuminates the radical subjects–slavery, poverty, feminism, the Church, evolution, among them–considered treasonous at the time, that Austen deftly explored in the six novels that have come to embody an age.

This brief infographic, based on Kelly’s brilliant book and beautifully illustrated by Nathan Gelgud, presents radically different descriptions of most famous novels by Jane Austen.

Sense and Sensibility examines the way that careless men systematically disenfranchise women with inheritance laws and traditions.

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6 reasons why you should re-read Jan Austen books (infographic)

Via Jane Austen Centre on Twitter.

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