Thanks for the info.
Posted by AmyB on December 05, 1997 at 08:58:31:
In response to Marriage as a provision, written by Stolzi on December 04, 1997 at 17:57:56
] ] Jane Austen writes that she believed that marriage was "the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune." She obviously didn't care for Mr. Collins. She even told Lizzy. "I am not romantic, you know. I never was. I ask only a comfortable home."
] This is particularly interesting when we think that JA teetered on the verge of making a "Charlotte" decision herself, when she accepted the estimable Rev. Harris Bigg-Wither, but fell back on the "Lizzy" side of the fence thereafter, when, after a sleepless night, she retracted her acceptance of him in the morning.
This JA bio info is very interesting. I haven't read much of it myself. After I read all the works I will read more bio. She never did marry did she? Let us hope that being single gave her more time to write.
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