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Pride, Prejudice, Patriarchy: Jane Austen reads Mary Hays

Published: 11 March 2010
Prof. Gina Luria Walker

Professor Gina Luria Walker on whether Austen read the works of contemporary feminist Mary Hays.

The Fellow’s Lecture in February 2010, given by Professor Gina Luria Walker from New York, speculated on whether Jane Austen read the works of contemporary feminist Mary Hays – as her controversial book Female Biography was in the library of Jane’s sister-in-law at Godmersham.

Chawton House Library presents an evening talk on Jane Austen and aspects of 18th century life every month. Designed to appeal to students and members of the public alike, the series covers a wide range of subjects.

For more information about the series visit

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