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Jane Austen has alt-right fans? Heavens to Darcy!

Some of them hail Austen's novels as blueprints for a white nationalist "ethno-state", others cite her in paeans to subservient wives
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 05:50

Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos riffed on the famous first line of Pride and Prejudice, turning it into a dig at "ugly" feminists. (He also mistakenly called Austen, who died during the reign of George III, a "Victorian" novelist.)

New York

IT'S a truth universally acknowledged that anyone in want of attention could do worse than take possession of Jane Austen.

We've already had Austen and zombies, Austen and game theory, Austen and guinea pigs. Now, a scholar has offered another spit-take-inducing pairing:

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