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The Juxtaposition Of The Disposition Of Interior Spaces And Social Strata In The 18th Century: An Examination Of Pride And Prejudice And Mansfield Park, Noble Po Kan Lo

In Austen’s novels, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park, there are three houses: Pemberley House, Mansfield Park and Sotherton Court. They are regarded as representative of a proprietor’s social status. All the architectural information of domestic spaces offers profound insight into the notion of social relations delineated in the novels. Undoubtedly, the proprietors of these country houses take powerful positions in society. The disposition of domestic spaces is supposed to reveal the proprietors’ social class. Besides, the mode of living in the domestic spaces also examines how the disposition of domestic spaces represents the proprietor’s social strata. As a whole, the disposition of domestic spaces is full of politics.1

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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