Posted by Cassia on July 18, 1998 at 14:55:27:
In response to I Must Get My Memory Seen To, written by Cassia on July 18, 1998 at 14:52:46
] ] Also Elizabeth Bowen and Angela Thirkell are both full of JA references.
] ] any titles, Cassia?
] ] As with Stella Gibbons both Elizabeth Bowen and Angela Thirkell tend to refer to JA a lot. Angela Thirlkell titles include: The Duke's Daughter, Enter Sir Robert, Happy Return, The Headmistress (extremely funny). These are currently available from Penguin. Elizabeth Bowen's titles include: The Death of the Heart (a bit like Persuasion), The Hotel, The Little Girls. I think there are also Penguin editions of her work as well.
] ] IMO, Thirkell is funnier but Bowen is a finer writer.
] No one mentioned Barbara Pym, she's always good for a JA quote or reference. When I read her sometimes I think she has Mansfield Park by heart. BTW, the Scottish Jane Austen is Susan Ferrier (copying carefully to avoid misspellings), her two novels The Inheritence and Marriage use JA as a starting point and resets the whole thing in Scotland. Miss Ferrier was a near contemporary of JA as well, born in Edinboro only 10-15 years later. I can't recall which novel has the riff on It is a truth universally acknoledged...
Katie Fforde, a writer of comtemporary English Aga Sagas. In Living Dangerously the main character says her life is becoming too Jane Austen like.
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