Emily Rohrbach

Disturbing “the torpid tranquillity of the soul”:
Austen’s Textual-Historical Critique

  In 1791, Jane Austen composed her History of England, covering about 250 years of English rule in about twenty-five pages: Henry the 5th This Prince after he succeeded to the throne grew quite reformed and amiable, forsaking all his dissipated Companions, & never thrashing Sir William again. During his reign, Lord Cobham was burnt …
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