Posted by Barbara on July 12, 1998 at 15:20:48:
In response to JA allusions, written by Barbara on July 12, 1998 at 14:39:08
] ] I am trying to put a list together for the recommended reading board of all the fiction we know of which alludes to or quotes from JA.
The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf 1915
Online link to e-text:The Voyage Out
Exerpt:She slid _Cowper‘s_ _Letters_ and _Wuthering_ _Heights_ out of the arm-chair, so that Clarissa was invited to sit there.
“What a dear little room!” she said, looking round. “Oh, _Cowper‘s_ _Letters>!” I‘ve never read them. Are they nice?”
“Rather dull,” said Rachel.
“He wrote awfully well, didn‘t he?” said Clarissa; “--if one likes that kind of thing--finished his sentences and all that.
_Wuthering_ _Heights_! Ah--that‘s more in my line. I really couldn‘t exist without the Brontes! Don‘t you love them? Still, on
the whole, I‘d rather live without them than without Jane Austen.”
Lightly and at random though she spoke, her manner conveyed an extraordinary degree of sympathy and desire to befriend.
“Jane Austen? I don‘t like Jane Austen,” said Rachel.
“You monster!” Clarissa exclaimed. “I can only just forgive you. Tell me why?”
“She‘s so--so--well, so like a tight plait,” Rachel floundered. “Ah--I see what you mean. But I don‘t agree. And you won‘t
when you‘re older. At your age I only liked Shelley. I can remember sobbing over him in the garden.
- Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber 1917
Online link to e-textFanny Herself
“I‘ve an open car, waiting.”
“But I won‘t have it! I can‘t let you do that.”
“Oh, yes you can. Don‘t take it so hard. That‘s the trouble with you business women. You‘re killing the gallantry of a nation.
Some day one of you will get up and give me a seat in a subway----”
“I‘ll punish you for that, Clancy. If you want the Jane Austen thing I‘ll accommodate. I‘ll drop my handkerchief, gloves, bag,
flowers and fur scarf at intervals of five minutes all the way downtown. Then you may scramble around on the floor of the cab
and feel like a knight.”
I haven't read this and I'm not sure how much other allusion there is to JA, or if it has any connection at all to Mansfield Park, but there is a Norris Street in the story!
- Two books by Anthony Trollope:
- The Bertrams
- The Small House at Allingham`, one of the Barsetshire novels, which some believe to have close ties to S&S.
- Virginia Woolf Jane 16:31:00 7/15/98 (2)
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