Stella Gibbons and More
Posted by Cassia on July 15, 1998 at 19:04:01:
In response to This week in the Library!!, written by Kate on July 12, 1998 at 11:32:14
] 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.
] So far I have:
] Lions and Liquorice and BJ's Diary - as updated versions of P&P
] Cold Comfort Farm - several references to JA - the heroine wants to write a novel "as good as Persuasion"
] Le Divorce - which has a chapter beginning "It is a truth universally acknowledged..."
] I understand there's some reference to Emma in "The Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast" but I don't know the details.
] Oh, and of course Kathleen T's Cory Bauer has a friend with cats called Darcy and Elizabeth... ;-)
] Any others?
Stella Gibbons' novels are rife with illusions to Jane Austen. If you ever undertake to read them all, it's a fort of game you can play as you read.
I'd like to add Susan F_____, can't remember the name( HC should know), who published only a few years after JA herself adn was called the Scottish Jane Austen.
Also Elizabeth Bowen and Angela Thirkell are both full of JA references.
- Ah, Memory Returns Cassia 19:10:52 7/15/98 (4)
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