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|Seems to be a family joke
Written by Barbara
(4/7/2006 4:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Who is Richard?, penned by Suzanne
My edition of NA makes a note that the publisher who had purchased Northanger Abbey (then called 'Susan'), and then held onto it for years without doing anything with it until JA finally bought it back from him, was named Richard and this may have been a dig at him for her family's amusement.
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