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  • Writer's pictureIzzy Meakin

A Wise Woman fit for Regency England | Article for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation 2023

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

'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:

I am happy to share the piece I wrote for the Jane Austen Literary Foundation, I really enjoyed writing this analysis and I hope you enjoy reading it.


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