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Written by Maisy
(9/28/2006 7:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Particular Spirit of Marianne, penned by Robbin
Isn't there a theory that JA chose the name Willoughby because of a character with the same name in Fanny Burney's Evelina? I haven't read Burney's novel, but I have read that her Willoughby is a rake with less-than-honorable intentions toward the heroine.
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