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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Jane Austen was obsessed with sex

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In response to Rob Slane: What would sensible Jane Austen make of Dave’s gay marriage nonsense?, The_greyhound wrote:

I never cared for Jane Austen. I’m afraid that her gaze seldom rises above the navel : the tinkling teacups and the social chitchat are mere sublimation of her urgent thrusting preoccupation with coupling. To that extent I think she would be delighted with the possibilities, ambiguities and abundant nonsense of Mr Cameron’s marriage à-la-mode.

So much so that one can see Cameron and Austen disappearing off together into the garden, a pair of garrulous old hens, all lorgnettes and flounces, twittering their metrosexual nonsense as they go.

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