Posted by Barbara on June 14, 1997 at 14:57:32:
While putting together my Literary companion page, and thanks to HC's literary allusions in JA page, I've been becoming very aware of how often she refers to works of literature.
But it strikes me that I can't think of any references to biblical passages in her novels! ( There may be some, but I can't think of any) We probably wouldn't love JA as well as we do if her novels were filled with this type of thing, but it strikes me as odd, to say the least, that the writing of a clergyman's daughter who also has quite a few clergymen as key characters, would be almost or entirely devoid of scriptural reference. This seems exactly the type of thing Mr. Collins might come out with, or that moralizing Edmund might choose to say. Have I missed something? Has anyone noticed any references to the Bible?
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