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Don't Be So Sure You Love "Jane Austen"

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Known "perfect stylist" Jane Austen might not have been so perfect after all, says an Oxford prof who studied the novelist's writings and found "blots, crossing outs and 'a powerful counter-grammatical way of writing.'" Also, a dude heavily edited her.


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Really? Maybe she should have left some of those in, then they wouldn't be some of the most boring, trite, sleep-inducing pieces of "literature" I've ever set eye on.