More like Elizabeth!
Posted by Katt on March 08, 1998 at 22:26:11:
In response to Ah......Jane Bennet?, written by Janet on March 08, 1998 at 14:33:16
It is at odds with the view, held in many places, of Jane Austen as a sweet and somewhat prissy old maid, spending her life writing love stories. The acerbic humour in her writing might be apparent in this, whimsical, affected, unfeminine girl.
Definitely, Myretta - I do agree. After reading Jane Austen's letters to Cassandra, I am always amused at Henry's glowing description of her sweetness.
I'd have to agree--I was reading her letters to Cassandra just the other night, and they are anything but sweet. She's intelligent, witty, and filled with a sarcastic humor, but I think I would be very hard-pressed to call her that adjective. But of course, she could have been very different in person...
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