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The Byronic in Austen's 'Persuasion' and 'Pride and prejudice'.

Wootton, S. (2007) 'The Byronic in Austen's 'Persuasion' and 'Pride and prejudice'.', Modern language review., 102 (1). pp. 26-39.

Abstract

Although Austen and Byron are often considered to be irreconcilable opposites, in this article I argue that Austen engaged closely with Byron's poetry and drew inspiration from some of his most popular poems. The first part of the article focuses on Romantic, and specifically Byronic, undercurrents in Persuasion. I subsequently concentrate on the Byronic characteristics of the hero in both Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. The article examines the extent to which Austen interacted with, and was influenced by, Byron's poetry, with particular emphasis on the figure of the Byronic hero.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Austen, Byron, Engaged, Inspiration, Romantic, Byronic, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Interacted, Influenced, Byronic hero.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (168Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mhra/mlr/2007/00000102/00000001/art00003
Record Created:30 May 2008
Last Modified:05 Jul 2011 16:49

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