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Thorpe, John and Isabella

Subject: Literature

Characters in J. Austen's Northanger Abbey.

Austen, Jane

Austen, Jane (1775–1817)   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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...fact is that Eliot's *irony is of a different texture. Sisters Dorothea and Celia have no circumstantial connection with Elinor and Marianne , and the cutting edge with which Mrs Bennett is carved is more epigrammatically serrated in the case of Mrs Cadwallader . Austen 's egoists like Wickham and Willoughby (or Isabella Thorpe and Mary Crawford ) show a limited capacity for development within the narrative frame, but Eliot's egoists, like Arthur Donnithorne and Tito , develop in their various ways, in the case of the first through a...