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Pictures of perfection...make me sick and wicked?: Jane Austen and Reading for Lies

Friday 14 July 2017, 7.00PM

Speaker(s): Emma Major (University of York)

As Austen wrote to her niece Fanny Knight, whose admirer had criticized the behaviour of Austen’s heroines: ‘Pictures of Perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked’.  In this lecture, Emma Major (York) looks at the ways in which Austen encourages us to be suspicious of perfection, and to become better readers of character.

Tickets available from Fairfax House.

Organised by Fairfax House.



Location: Faifax House, York