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Love and Marriage: a sociohistorical analysis of the feeling and institution in the novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen

Grant number: 11/05708-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal researcher:Carla Alexandra Ferreira
Grantee:Sandra Mônica Do Nascimento
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research project aims at investigating how marriage is figured in the novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen. The literary text was chosen due to its repercussion on English Literature context besides being a literary classic as well as written from a feminine perspective. The main purpose will be to demonstrate how marriage was built in the novel and how it developed and changed in that society. Thus,this research will try to show the importance the cultural and historical context had for marriage as an institution, considering also the social, political and economicalcharacteristics of that time. In this way, this research proposes an aesthetical analysislinked to the historical and social study of the context of this text production and willalso point to a review of the naturalized concept of marriage.

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