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A Sicilian Romance
By Ann Radcliffe

An essay by Jen Camden of the University of Indianapolis looking at the roles of primary and secondary heroines in this novel, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers. Camden focuses in particular on how these women represent competing ideals of national identity and femininity.