The Philadelphia Story
Posted by Carolyn B on March 05, 1998 at 21:29:06:
I am fascinated by Jane's aunt Phila Hancock. Imagine going off to India by yourself at age 21 in that time period! Has anyone written a book about her? I didn't come across anything on a quick search of the 'net. Even if there weren't a lot of primary source material, I see a historical novel there.
It's interesting too what is said about Jane having all these "international connections" but never really bringing them into her novels. Everything is the small social circle of the characters. (other than Sir Thomas(?) in MP going off to the W. Indies and the sailors in Persuasion -can't think of others off the top of my head)
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