18 July 2006

Brower, Reuben A. "From the Iliad to Jane Austen, via The Rape of the Lock." Jane Austen: Bicentenary Essays. ed John Halperin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

This article may provide nothing more than a footnote: it draws an explicit connection between Austen and the Greeks by showing stylistic and thematic similarities between Austen and Pope, who translated the Homeric epics and provided England with its last great does of Greek ideology. While such a connection is fortunate, it is not the connection I seek.


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