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So Odd a Mixture

Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and Prejudice'

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Autism was not a recognised disorder in Jane Austen's lifetime, but there were certainly people who had autism, and Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer proposes that Austen wrote about them, without knowing what it was that she was describing. So Odd a Mixture looks at characters in Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, who display autistic traits.

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