A Wise Woman fit for Regency England | Article for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation 2023
Updated: Feb 24
'Mrs. Gardiner represents Jane Austen’s Regency’s depiction of the Wise Woman. A more subtle portrayal than that of fantasy authors and one more tangible than the earliest depictions in Greek mythology. No longer solitary or a magical practitioner, Austen’s Wise Woman blends into the patriarchal society of the 19th Century and navigates it effortlessly. '
Podcaster Izzy Meakin discusses Mrs. Gardiner’s role as the ‘Wise Woman’ in Pride and Prejudice. READ on site HERE:https://bit.ly/3KwQHWd
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