At the heart of every Austen novel, but especially Pride and Prejudice, is a woman saying 'no' to her family, going against the norms of her society.
awakened my sense of irony, my sense of mischievousness, so as a woman, I connected to Elizabeth Bennet. Like her, I learned to say 'no' in so many different ways.
Mr. Beveridge's Maggot
From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master' Vol. 3 (1728) See more