I blame Jane
Posted by Jane on September 04, 1998 at 12:10:01:
In response to Just wondering..., written by Emma Elizabeth Anne on September 04, 1998 at 02:46:49
] 2. Why does Jane Austen name her own characters "Jane"? Was there such a shortage of other girls names? There was Jane Bennet (beautiful and kind) and Jane Fairfax (beautiful and accomplished) to name just two... Does it strike anyone else as odd??
I love this question! Here's what I think is going on. The two Janes don't seem to be particularly like Jane Austen. As she was not initially published under her own name, I suspect that giving those two lovely creatures her own name was a joke for her family. Pretty funny, really.
From one Austen heroine name to another THREE,
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