Jane Austen has become one of the English writers whose legacy continues to be admired two hundred years after the publication of her novels. She possessed a unique style and view of the English upper class, and her ironic settings and characters introduce readers to a vivid description of the daily lives of her heroines. Austen's influence in modern times made it possible for other women writers to emerge not only through Regency novels, but also through other literary genres, as is the case of Georgette Heyer, one of her literary heiresses or simply a contemporary admirer. Methods such as the historical-logical method, text analysis and analysis-synthesis contributed to this research. The main character ofThe Grand Sophyis analyzed through literary analysis from a deconstructionist approach. This article presents a study of the characteristics of Modernism and Postmodernism, a biography of Georgette Heyer, a comparison between Heyer and Austen, as well as a study of Deconstruction Theory. The comparative analysis of both novels demonstrates that Sophy is a deconstruction of the character of Emma from the eponymous novel written by Jane Austen.
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