Jane Austen: Closet Classicist.
With her PhD in Classical Philology and experience teaching college level Greek and Latin, as well as a reader of Austen, DeForest was in a unique position to have an epiphany regarding Austen's writing. From choice of subject matter to characters' vocabulary, DeForest shows how Austen applied the classical education she absorbed growing up in her father's prep school, surrounded by brothers and students taught in the Classics. With a short reference section on selected classical works, endnotes, index, chart of percentage of Latinate vocabulary for certain characters, more. Amazon. 2017. Paper. NEW. $14.00