Posted by Tilde on October 15, 1997 at 03:57:35:
In response to Chapman Chronology, written by Ann on October 14, 1997 at 16:21:26
] The Chapman chronology has P&P taking place in 1811-1812. This is mostly based on the days of the week aligning best with these years. For example, Mr. Collins arrives on Monday, November 18th, the Netherfield Ball occurs on Tuesday, November 26. These days would work if the year is 1811.
I see, and I don't ...
"Tuesday November 26" also happened in 1805, in 1799 and in 1793, so why place it in 1811 ?
Did she update the dates when she revised the manuscript ?
What else did she update ?
Very worrying :-) (well not very, but the kind of thing I can fuss endlessly over)
And yes the story is timeless and no it is not. It could not be read as taking place in the 1990'es. The social and cultural suppositions in it are very much of JA's day and age. That, however, does not hinder me from enjoying it thoroughly today.
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