Talk:Jane Austen

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Semi-protected edit request on 18 May 2017[edit]

In the "Reception" section under subsection "19th Century" the second and third sentence read:

"In a rare sympathetic review, in this case of Emma in 1815, Sir Walter Scott wrote that book displayed "the art of copying from nature as she really exists in the common walks of life, and presenting to the reader, instead of the splendid scenes from an imaginary world, a correct and striking representation of that which is daily taking place around him".[145] Through Scott was positive, Austen's work did not match the prevailing aesthetic values of the Romantic zeitgeist.[145]"

The second sentence is awkward and improperly uses commas. Instead, it should read,

"In 1815, a rare sympathetic review of Emma by Sir Walter Scott displayed, "the art of copying from nature as she really exists in the common walks of life, and presenting to the reader, instead of the splendid scenes from an imaginary world, a correct and striking representation of that which is daily taking place around him".[145]

In the third sentence the use of "Through" is erroneous and should be changed to "Though". 96.232.200.186 (talk) 03:56, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Done; thanks for spotting that. And I've made some changes to avoid repeating 'though'. I think the second sentence is fine as it is, though. It's a rare sympathetic review, not just of Emma. Rothorpe (talk) 04:09, 18 May 2017 (UTC)