- 学苑 (ISSN:13480103)
- no.834, pp.61-69, 2010-04
The work of Jane Austen came between 1813 and 1818, which placed her novels in the Regency period. Different from the Victorian era, it was full of openness, candor, and satire. In addition, sentimentalism is one of the characters of the novels in this era and sentimental novels, where the emergence of feeling is considered as a guide to behavior, are popular. Generally, her work is considered refined, but it is affected by the era. One of her juvenilia, Love and Freindship, which is an epistolary novel, is not elegant but full of Austen's critical spirit. Austen, though fourteen when she wrote it, tried to attack the public tendency to regard sensibility as important.