Austen's Power. Four Contemporary Chick Lit Novels Compared to the Works of Jane Austen
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This thesis seeks to determine why contemporary women's literature known as Chick Lit is compared to the works of Jane Austen so much. It does so by comparing four contemporary Chick Lit novels - Bridget Jones's Diary, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, I Don't Know How She Does It and I Love Capri - to four of Jane Austen's novels, in terms of reception, content and style.