Mr Benett and the Failures of Fatherhood

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Mr. Bennet and the Failures of Fatherhood in Jane Austen's Novels Author(s): Mary A. Burgan Reviewed work(s): Source: The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Vol. 74, No. 4 (Oct., 1975), pp. 536552 Published by: University of Illinois Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27707956 . Accessed: 29/08/2012 00:55 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp . JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms…show more content…
of primogeniture, One obvi but the comedy Mrs. Bennet 4At many of the entailed and Mr. Collins so richly inheritance inPride and Prejudice the folly of engages that the reader may in this paper will parallel that of Alistair Duckworth in points my argument (Balti impressive study, The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels we agree on the evidence, I differ from Duckworth inmy effort to more, 1971 ).Although of Jane Austen's show that the tendency social thought toward points most significantly See Duckworth the nineteenth of the significance of century. (pp. 2-10) for an appraisal For two brilliant the themes of parenthood and inheritance. reconstructions of Jane see Austen's with family authority "Poor Honey?Some Gorer's experience Geoffrey on Jane Austen and Her Mother," in The Danger Notes and Other Essays of Equality and Brigid and the Stuarts" in (London, 1966), pp. 248-64, "Jane Austen Brophy's Critical Essays on Jane Austen, ?d. B. C. Southam (New York, 1968), pp. 21-38. and historians of the family generally agree that the strength of family ties Sociologists to political is related stability. Jane Austen's critique may thus be tied to the fact that the more and prosperity of English institutions individual growth permitted

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