Between the publication of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre great social changes occurred. They had begun in Jane Austen’s time, of course, and she had apparently not taken much notice of them, but by 1847, the date of the publication of Jane Eyre, they could no longer be ignored and in any case Charlotte Brontë had no wish to ignore them. Mr Suckling’s fling at the slave trade turned, with her, into serious author’s comment.
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