Mr Darcy and Savagery

Well out of my comfort zone, I talked here with the wonderful crew at Hot&Bothered for their latest podcast on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I was invited to talk about Mr Darcy’s dismissive line in chapter 5 that “any savage can dance.” Back in 2012 I wrote a whole book on the British usage of the idea of savagery, but didn’t pick up this Austen line, I must admit. If into Jane, Darcy, or British history of this era, give this episode a listen! My segment is in the episode titled “A Pair of Fine Eyes,” from 41 mins to 53 mins

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