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Jane Austen’s Names: Riddles, Persons, Places by Margaret Doody, review: ‘exuberant’ – Telegraph

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Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice Photo: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

Jane Austen’s Names: Riddles, Persons, Places by Margaret Doody, review: ‘exuberant’ – Telegraph.

‘What’s in a name?” shrugs Shakespeare’s Juliet. Margaret Doody, an American academic, would explain. A name is a story with a complex history; names are rooted to place, to religion, to politics. They can be games or puns; in Jane Austen’s hands a name can be poem. In her examination of the names of people and places in Austen’s novels, Doody uncovers new levels of complexity and comedy, and suggests that the nation’s favourite author was less a realist than a surrealist.”

Post One: Reading Month 2015

A review of a book review of arguably one of the most beloved author in English Literature History. It is also no secret that JA is my favourite author. :).

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