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Jane Austen is an 18th century novelist whose work inspires shelves of scholarly literary criticism as well as passionate devotion by ordinary readers. Diane and her guest discuss why the world loves Jane Austen.
- Joan Klingel Ray professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and president of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
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