P&P is timeless
Posted by Mark on October 14, 1997 at 13:13:52:
In response to time of P&P, written by Tilde on October 14, 1997 at 08:41:09
] SOO, my problem now is, exactly which is the time of P&P ?
] Did JA "update" the novel when she revised it ? Or did she leave it (historically) as it was originally written ?
] Hope someone can help.
There is very little that can date the book. There are almost no descriptions of fashions, carriages, houses, etc. Jane Austen even removed almost all references concerning contemporary literature, something she very much did NOT do in her other novels.
Technology, of course, dates the book. So do the laws. I believe H.C. has a chronology that matches the dates in the book exactly to the year 1813, or something like that. But other than these few items, P&P could just as easily take place in 1993, as it could 1813.
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