GRE Reading Comprehension: JiJing 352-GRE阅读机经352篇 - U3KH7Y27FB5CQ31QJ

The author of the passage mentions The Man of Feeling (1771) in order to A. contrast Mackenzie's reasons for writing novels with those of Austen B. introduce evidence regarding the influence of particular writers on Austen C. corroborate a claim that a convention of masculine behavior changed during Austen's lifetime D. suggest that Austen's novels were more reflective of their historical context than Mackenzie's had been E. challenge a particular misconception about the modes of behavior common among gentlemen in the later eighteenth century