In my opinion, there are two Austen: a wry , acerbic and sometimes ruthless, and one that seeks wisely balance. I like them both and I think they are inseparable. If only she were scathing and merciless, she could be confused with her predecessor, Laurence Sterne. If only balanced, she could pass for a Victorian writer. It is the combination of irony and balance that make her so profoundly original and interesting. The irony and poignancy of her work place her among the English classics. The balance gives her works a candor that, however, is merely apparent. The mere description of the daily life of the gentry, implies a soft criticism of their rules and modes. In contrast to the Gothic novels and even romantic, in vogue at the time, the works of Jane Austenfocus on aspects of life and, therefore, related to real life. The variety, entertainment and behavior based on perceptions or actions is not always correct to her protagonists, they are issues that the writer addresses in almost all her works. It is highlighted the importance given to detail and realistic depiction of characters and places in her both conditions are essential. Her perfect combination, describe their society without suffering womanhood of their time, making her small social works treaties that microcosm, the gentry during the Regency, she knew so well .
Some people want to see her as a writer with a feminist germ.She It is not, in my opinion, at least not consciously, but to reveal the status of women in society in which she lived, is subtly denouncing it and even unconscious
I usually re-read this novel by Michaelmas, a significant date in the beginning of the book, and I always, always find new things, things that were always there, but you had not noticed in previous readings, so I have the feeling of reading different books each year.