Arabella and Catherine ** spoiler alert
Posted by Constanza on December 29, 1997 at 21:13:43:
Don't you think that Georgette Heyer may have taken Catherine as a basis for Arabella? There is the same similar background, some similar character traits, the fact that she is far from her family only with a not-intelligent chaperone, she is mistaken for an heiress. Also: you never know whether Tilney/Beumaris is courting Catherine/Arabella or if they merely flirting.
Of course, the outcome of both novels are quite different, and you lack the gothic part in Arabella!
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