Lady Bracknell and other fictional aunts
Posted by MB on June 03, 1998 at 14:14:41:
What is it about formidable aunts in literature? Mothers and stepmothers have complained of shabby treatment, but I think aunts bear the brunt of it. Just look at the formidable aunts in Earnest, in the Bertie Wooster books, in Jane Austen, etc.
Other than Auntie Mame, and perhaps Graham Green's aunt (in Travels with My Aunt), we are an abused relation.
Aunts of Pemberley, Unite!
- Nasty aunts, nice aunties Linden 04:11:48 6/04/98 (7)
- One and one, and etc Constanza 18:31:39 6/04/98 (6)
- "Love in the Time of Cholera" is absolutely correct :-) (NFM) MB 17:13:25 6/05/98 (0)
- Louisa May Alcott's aunts Constanza 11:44:49 6/05/98 (4)
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