Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Thomas P. Walsh


A few words about method are in order before approaching Jane Austen’s six major novels with a critical method which, although frequently misunderstood or too hastily dismissed as just another tangential pseudo-science, proffers rather to the discriminating reader a critical tool of immense value moving centripetally toward deeper levels of meaning and archaic significance not only in the creative and individual powers of the artist but with the central collective myth-making and ritual of the human community as well.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1970 Robert L. Corey.

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