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CHAPTER XI
THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

of the nineteenth century were written by a girl in her twenties named Jane Austen who lived in a quiet village rectory. In 1796, when she was twenty-one, she wrote Pride and Prejudice, and during the next few years several other works followed. She kept her authorship a secret, and indeed, did not publish a book until 1811, three years before the appearance of Waverley.
In some ways, these novels of the beginning of the century are very different from those written at its end. For one thing, Miss Austen often tells in long conversations what in later books is expressed by a hint. Her pictures give the minutest details of thought and feeling and action. In Enama, , for instance, it requires several pages to make it clear that an elderly gentleman is afraid of a drive through the snow, but finally decides to attempt it. The same character in a later novel would glance anxiously out of the window and order his carriage. Miss Austen had a keen but most delicate sense of humour. In her own line she was almost as much of a realist as Defoe. She has a fashion of choosing several characters so nearly alike that we feel sure she " can make nothing of it" ; but in her bits of description and her long conversations characteristics come out amazingly well ; and suddenly we realize that she " has made something of it," that these monotonous people who seemed to have been created by the dozen have become thoroughly real and individual and interesting. Miss Austen died in 1817. The romantic poetry of Byron and what Scott called "the big bow-wow strain" of his own novels were filling the minds of readers, and it was not until long after

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