All the Knightleys
What do we see in Jane Austen’s most formidable leading man?
Let’s talk about Knightley.
The first thing we could say about this most elusive and imposing of Austen’s romantic heroes is that he is, like many of the characters in Austen, one extreme in a study of contrasts.
And at the other end of this extreme is the repulsive Mr. Elton. To understand Knightley, you need to understand Elton. Or, to und…
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