Bad Dads of Jane Austen
Here we go again smashing the patriarchy. Happy Father’s Day! Plus: the most romantic apology in all of fiction, and glimpses of Darcy and Knightley as fathers. It’s all there in Austen.
Hello dear friends,
We don’t want to go negative, but you knew this was coming: We’ve gone there for Mother’s Day, for Valentine’s Day, for Thanksgiving. We seem to take every occasion we can to examine the many ways of being bad in Jane Austen.
And the fathers are not getting off the hook this Father’s Day.
Because while Austen certainly is showing us som…
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