Austenpresentation.docx - Jessica Gehring Professor Spurgin ENG 467 13 May 2019 IHRTLUHC Mansfield Park Day 04 My question is What can we say about

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Jessica Gehring Professor Spurgin ENG 467 13 May 2019 IHRTLUHC Mansfield Park Day 04 My question is: What can we say about Austen’s opinion of the “opinions”? Does the “opinions” text reveal anything about her feelings or thoughts on these matters? In my presentation, I want to first briefly discuss the manuscript and some common threads found within. Then, I want to discuss possible reasons Austen may have kept these types of manuscripts and what she thought of people's reactions to her work. To begin, this manuscript is filled with opinions, mostly from friends and family who had read her previously successful books (P&P, S&S), was only collected in the case of MP and Emma. These opinions were gathered relatively closely within the time of each book's release, and cover a wide range of reactions, both positive and negative. MP was commonly referenced in comparison to her other works. Furthermore, many entries discuss the idea of the work being "natural", or

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