How did Jane Austen’s novels promote a virtuous life?

Portrait of Jane Austen, via Open University; with detail from the Athenian School of Raphael, 1509-1511, via BBC Jane Austen’s novels promote the idea of ​​virtuous living as an indispensable aspect of individual experience and society. Her novels are stories about virtue as a means of moral education. Austen drew on the classical tradition that …

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