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Understanding Pride and Prejudice
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Introduction Literary Analysis: Pride and Prejudice Law and Custom: Inheritance and Marriage FROM: George C. Brodrick, English Land and English Landlords (1881) Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries of the Laws of England (1765) William Alexander, The History of Women from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time (1779) Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederic William Maitland, The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (1898) Eighteenth-Century Views of Marriage FROM: Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (1750) Daniel Defoe, Conjugal Lewdness (1727) John Gregory, A Father's Legacy to His Daughters (1774) Lady Sarah Pennington, A Mother's Advice to Her Absent Daughters (1761) Thomas Gisborne, An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex (1797) William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1798) Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman (1798) Unmarried Women: Conduct and Law FROM: William Hayley, A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids (1786) Jane West, Letters to a Young Lady (1806) Mary Wollstonecraft, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters (1787) Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) William Alexander, The History of Women from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time (1779) Women's Education and Moral Conflict FROM: William Alexander, The History of Women from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time (1779) Hester Chapone, On the Improvement of the Mind (1770?) Lady Sarah Pennington, An Unfortunate Mother's Advice to Her Absent Daughters (1761) Jane West, Letters to a Young Lady (1806) Catherine Macaulay Graham, Letters on Education (1790) Pride and Prejudice: Issues in the 1980s and 1990s Selected Bibliography Index

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DEBRA TEACHMAN is a professor and writer who divides her time between Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she teaches composition and literature, and National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak in Sunspot, New Mexico where she writes and works. Her research on Jane Austen began with her doctoral work, and she has since presented papers on Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Edith Wharton.

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"As with other titles in this series, this volume presents a variety of materials that enhance and elucidate the reading of a classic piece of literature. Students will find the writing style engaging and easy to understand..."-School Library Journal
"This well-documented casebook will be useful for students and teachers who want to extend their knowledge of Austen's novel beyond purely formal analysis."-Nineteenth-Century Literature
?This well-documented casebook will be useful for students and teachers who want to extend their knowledge of Austen's novel beyond purely formal analysis.?-Nineteenth-Century Literature
?As with other titles in this series, this volume presents a variety of materials that enhance and elucidate the reading of a classic piece of literature. Students will find the writing style engaging and easy to understand...?-School Library Journal

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