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by Jane Austen
Analysis: Allusions When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literary and Philosophical References Rev. Thomas Moore, "Beggar's Petition" (1.1) Alexander Pope, " Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady" (1.4) Thomas Gray, " Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (1.5) James Thomson, "Spring" (16) Shakespeare, , Act 3, Scene 3(1.7) Othello William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act 3, Scene 1 (1.8) William Shakespeare, , Act 2, Scene 4 (1.9) Twelfth-Night Henry Fielding, (1.10, 7.34) Tom Jones Samuel Richardson, article in The Rambler, No. 97, Vol. 2 (3.51) Samuel Johnson (publisher) The Rambler (3.51) Joseph Addison and Richard Steele (publishers) (5.4) The Spectator John Milton (5.4) Alexander Pope (5.4) Matthew Prior (5.4) Laurence Sterne (5.4) Fanny Burney, (5.4) Cecelia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress Fanny Burney, (5.4, 7.39, 7.43, 14.28) Camilla; Or, A Picture of Youth , Belinda Belinda (5.4) Ann Radcliffe, (6.4, 6.8, 7.32-35, 7.54, 8.1, 11.13, 14.4, 14.10, 4.17, 20.15, 23.13) The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe, (6.8) The Italian Eliza Parson, (6.10) Castle of Wolfenbach Regina Maria Roche, Clermont: A Tale (6.10) Eliza Parsons, (6.10) Mysterious Warnings Lawrence Flammenberg, The Necromancer (6.10) Francis Lathom, (6.10) The Midnight Bell: A German Story Founded on Incidents in Real Life Eleanor Sleath, The Orphan of the Rhine: A Romance (6.10) Carl Grosse, Horrid Mysteries: A Story from the German of the Marquis of Grosse (6.10) Miss Andrews, character reference to Samuel Richardson, Pamela (6.12, 15.14) Samuel Richardson, (6.31) Sir Charles Grandison Anne Radcliffe (7.36-37, 14.26) Matthew Gregory Lewis, (7.34) The Monk James Boswell, (14.14) Life of Samuel Johnson Hugh Blair (14.14) David Hume (14.23) William Robertson (14.23) Picturesque (14.27) The Mirror (periodical) (30.6 Historical References Geography and Places Upper Assembly Rooms, Bath (2.8, innumerable times after this) Pump-room, Bath (3.1, innumerable times after that) Lower Assembly Rooms, Bath, (3.2, innumerable times after that) Oxford University (4.2, 7.11, 7.19, 9.23-24) Merchant Taylors' Company School in London (4.2) Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent (4.7) The Royal Crescent, Bath (5.1 first reference) Claverton Down, east of Bath (9.3) Bristol (11.18-19) Blaize Castle (11.21-29) Beechen Cliff (14.1) Richmond, London suburb (15.21)
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