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A classic novel and feminist masterpiece
on 2 May 2016
A story that has elements of humour and romance, but is , fundamentally a savage plea for the rights of women in 19th century England. The heroine longs to have her ambitions for education and self-determination to be recognised but finds, even when forced to accept her position as a mere chattel of her male relatives, she cannot find a life that is free of insufferable pressure to conform to the whims of a judgemental society in which equality is an alien concept.