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    Thank you for your speedy reply and apologies for delay of this reply. It's been a very busy month! Well, you probably got a sense from my dissertation that my research interests are quite broad and apologies if this takes a while… Crowdfunding and the changing creative economy I have spent the last three months looking into this and my incentive to look into was because it sounded too good to be true. The amazing thing about crowd funding is that the economic culture we are used to tells us crowdfunding

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    known to be people who have always been fond of bathing. There is a long history and different cultural influences causing the differences of the bathing cultures of Romans and Japanese people. In this research essay, the reasons for the admiration of bath of the people from the two civilizations and two significant differences between the two bathing cultures will be illustrated. Back in ancient Rome, people were fond of bathing since large public bathhouses, thermae, were places for them to socialize

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    with the other locations in the novel. Catherine wants to leave Fullerton, as it is not exciting enough and certainly not as glamorous a place as the second location, Bath. Indeed, the Allens, who own the majority of the land in Fullerton, are happy to spend much of the year socialising in Bath. Mrs Allen takes Catherine to Bath because "adventures do not befall a young lady in her own village". Although Catherine has a strong desire for adventure and may exaggerate the "sleepiness" of Fullerton

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    to the gardens to find suitable marriage partners. To be given the proud name of a "spa town" the town would need to have all these essentials; firstly the most important is the own supply of water in the form of springs, wells and numerous baths and the pump rooms. The entertainment facilities would have to include a theatre and assembly rooms. There would need to be walkways and a main street along with gardens. There would have to be Georgian/Pilladian/ Regency architecture on all the

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    Sympathetic Imagination in Northanger Abbey

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    Sympathetic Imagination in Northanger Abbey Critics as well as the characters in the novel Northanger Abbey have noticed Catherine Morland's artlessness, and commented upon it. In this essay I have chosen to utilise the names given to Catherine's unworldliness by A. Walton Litz in Jane Austen: a Study of her Artistic Development,[1] and Christopher Gillie in A Preface to Jane Austen.[2] Litz refers to "what the eighteenth century would have called the sympathetic imagination, that faculty which

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    two girls enjoy the company of one another, their friendship is based only on self-interest. Once arriving in Bath, Catherine’s lack of acquaintances lead her to spend most of her time with Mrs. Allen. Mrs. Allen is Catherine’s guardian in Bath. As a guardian, Mrs. Allen’s responsibility is to find acquaintances for Catherine. Instead, Mrs. Allen says she wishes she knew people in Bath to introduce Catherine to. The situation that occurs during the ball is extremely humiliating for Catherine. Mrs

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    Evelina and Northanger Abbey both belong in the 18th-century literature syllabus because they are good examples of how two different vehicles used to tell a story—a “history,” told in epistolary form, and a witty, tongue-in-cheek narrative—can completely transform the tone of a piece. On the surface, these are two novels about young women growing up in Europe during the18th century. They are both told with humor, they both offer great insight into the mind of their observant female leads, and they

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    Rank Among the British

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    By reading Persuasion by Jane Austen we can understand the importance that land, rank in society, and the way women were viewed in Britain, influenced many people those of which included Jane Austen. Her writing was influenced by everything that was going on during the time that she was alive. Was land so important to them that they would give up their well being just to say they owned it? Were people constantly being criticized and put down due to the thought process that someone's rank was not

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    husband to a nearby town called Bath, Catherine readily accepts. Upon her arrival at Bath, Catherine’s confidence begins to grow. The freedom Bath granted her, and the novelty of being away from home “gave greater openings for her charms” (Austen 24). Men began to notice Catherine’s beauty, and one man in particular, Henry Tilney,

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    Jane Austen's Portrayal of Marriage

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    self-definition for girls on society. Some critics suggest that her novels are based on her own life, that the character of the protagonist is herself. She wrote some her novels in Bath a place in London were she lived. This can be proved in her novels Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Her two heroines lived in Bath some time and it marks a change in their lives. In Northanger Abbey she uses her brother’s name to name a character who is actually the brother of her protagonist in the book, Catherine

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