Re: JE is a Fanny with spunk?
Posted by Thew Mysterious H.C on September 17, 1997 at 19:01:04:
In response to JE is a Fanny with spunk?, written by Amy on September 16, 1997 at 23:41:50
] ] Yes indeed, I sympathize with both Fanny Price and Jane Eyre, and I don't think they're quite as dissimilar characters as some people might think.
] Henry, isn't there some speculation that, much as Charlotte Bronte couldn't stand Austen's novels, Fanny might have been a model, even if a subconsicous one, for Jane Eyre?
Amy -- A general yes to the question in your subject line (though I would phrase it more as "JE is a Fanny with something of a fiery temperament, who will on occasion openly express her fellings of resentment, etc...").
On your other question, Charlotte B. implied that she hadn't read any Austen novels before Dec. 1847 / Jan. 1848, after the first publication of Jane Eyre -- and there is no evidence that I know of that she read Mansfield Park at all (only P&P and Emma).
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