The Novel Jane Austen Wrote When She Was Twelve

  When the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle was asked whether he read novels, he famously replied, without missing a beat, “Oh, yes—all six, every year.” And without missing a beat, we get the joke, of course, not because we believe that Jane Austen’s novels throw all others into the shadows (though we do) and not … Continue reading The Novel Jane Austen Wrote When She Was Twelve