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Romantic Intimacy$
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Nancy Yousef

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786096

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.001.0001

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Respecting Emotion

Respecting Emotion

Austen's Gratitude

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(p.99) 4 Respecting Emotion
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Romantic Intimacy
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Nancy Yousef

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.003.0005

Chapter Four explores the dynamics of giving and receiving and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The novel has generally been understood to either fulfill or betray the promise of a perfect union of love and respect between romantic partners. This chapter attends to the range of powerful, non-reciprocal emotions that run counter to an ethics of mutuality in the novel, showing how gratitude and humility engender intimacy.

Keywords:   emotion, gratitude, respect, reciprocity, intimacy

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