The Making of a Clergyman in Jane Austen’s Time

Today, over at What Jane Austen Didn’t Tell Us, we’re revisiting a post by Linda Dennery about the duties of clergy in Austen’s day.

Jane Austen was the daughter of one clergyman and the sister of another. She was a dutiful daughter and devout Christian, why then did she choose to make Mr. Collins a comic buffoon of a clergyman.

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