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CONTEXT
1 Historical

"Pride and Prejudice" was published in 1813 during the
Regency period. England was at war with France. Many
men were in the army or militia.
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2 Social

Beginning of the Industrial Revolution ­ some tension
between landed and manufacturing classes.…

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5 Cultural

The Regency period was notable for architecture and fine
art. Distinctive fashions for men and women emphasised
good taste and `elegance' ­ a preoccupation in "Pride and
Prejudice".
CONTEXT Pride and Prejudice: AS & A2
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STRUCTURE, FORM AND LANGUAGE
1 Structure

Chronological narrative following events in the characters'
lives. Novel structured into three volumes (cf. a three- act
play). Letters are used to move the action forward.
STRUCTURE, FORM AND
Pride and Prejudice: AS & A2
LANGUAGE

2 Form

A realistic novel with a carefully…

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4 Tone

Austen's work was designed to be read aloud. Her
"Letters" reveal she regularly read aloud in her family
circle, and we can hear her ironic tone in the rhythm of her
sentences and through comic effects such as bathos.
STRUCTURE, FORM AND LANGUAGE

5 Expressing the unspoken

Words…

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Pages in this set

Page 1

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Page 2

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CONTEXT
1 Historical

"Pride and Prejudice" was published in 1813 during the
Regency period. England was at war with France. Many
men were in the army or militia.
CONTEXT Pride and Prejudice: AS & A2

2 Social

Beginning of the Industrial Revolution ­ some tension
between landed and manufacturing classes.…

Page 3

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Page 4

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5 Cultural

The Regency period was notable for architecture and fine
art. Distinctive fashions for men and women emphasised
good taste and `elegance' ­ a preoccupation in "Pride and
Prejudice".
CONTEXT Pride and Prejudice: AS & A2
Copyright © York Press, 2013

Page 5

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Page 6

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STRUCTURE, FORM AND LANGUAGE
1 Structure

Chronological narrative following events in the characters'
lives. Novel structured into three volumes (cf. a three- act
play). Letters are used to move the action forward.
STRUCTURE, FORM AND
Pride and Prejudice: AS & A2
LANGUAGE

2 Form

A realistic novel with a carefully…

Page 7

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Page 8

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4 Tone

Austen's work was designed to be read aloud. Her
"Letters" reveal she regularly read aloud in her family
circle, and we can hear her ironic tone in the rhythm of her
sentences and through comic effects such as bathos.
STRUCTURE, FORM AND LANGUAGE

5 Expressing the unspoken

Words…

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