Learning to read in Jane Austen’s Time…

Today, over at What Jane Austen Didn’t Tell Us!, Clarice Neudorfer writes about a common learning tool in Jane Austen’s time.

In Pride and Prejudice Caroline Bingley defines her perspective of an accomplished woman by listing “music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages,” but fails to include reading. However, Mr. Darcy then augments the list … “She must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.”

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