Artfully Plotted: Paintings and Drawings in Classic Literature

SEPT / OCT 2011: BY KATHARINE TAYLOR At a turning point in plot and character development in Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet stares up in “earnest contemplation” at a portrait of Mr. Darcy hanging in his home. It’s a moment that represents true seeing—she has misjudged him and is beginning to realize her mistake fully. …

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