Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
Many people view Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as primarily a “romance novel” in the modern sense of that phrase – in which two lovers overcome obstacles to reach a happy ending culminating in marriage. I argue that this view overlooks Austen’s skillful re-direction of the romance impulse. Specifically, Pride and Prejudice highlights the reality of what marriage means for 19th-century women.
Hammond, Alanna, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Anne Brontë’s Autobiographical Novel" (2016). English Theses. 111.