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Miss Bennet’s Anniversary

How to celebrate the bicentennial of ‘Pride and Prejudice.’

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.
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It was not denied to Jane Austen. Sir Walter’s generosity and perception were too rare in her time, and some contemporary readers refused to believe that so brilliant a tale could have been written by a lady, young or old. We know better now, after two centuries of praise and pleasure.

Edwin M. Yoder Jr. is the author, most recently, of Vacancy: A Judicial Misadventure.

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