Jane Austen Jane Austen... Psychologist?

OleneQuinn posted on Sep 18, 2011 at 11:38PM
I feel like what sets Jane Austen apart from other writers is her sense of people. Before psychology was even a science, she pegged the hypochondriac, the hypocrite, the martyr, the abuser. She understood insecurity and arrogance. She wrote about peer pressure, societal pressure and parental pressure before those things had common names.

So what do you think? Psychologist before her time?


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più di un anno fa theotherjane said…
Yes she certainly had an incisive understanding of the foibles of those around her which informed her characters. Yet she maintained an indulgence and compassion toward them, I think, which is no small feat. I consider that a real genius in her writing.
più di un anno fa Romance13 said…
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is under development by BBC Worldwide in collaboration with Legacy Interactive.
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