Posted by Carolyn on November 13, 1997 at 13:27:04:
In response to Thanks...., written by Caroline on November 13, 1997 at 10:49:57
] Carolyn, I have always thought that she didn't think much of her own work- does this book bear that out?
Yes, because she felt was not given credit for the research she put into her novels. Especially, The Spanish Bride and An Infamous Army which were more "historical" novels than love stories.
And what did she say, if anything, about Jane Austen?
GH once said that her style was a blend of Dr. Johnson and Jane Austen and the book [Regency Buck] show her perhaps, if this is possible, too heavily influenced by Jane Austen...p50
That is the only quote I could find in regards to JA but Hodge says GH admired JA, avidly read her books and letter, and that JA references are scattered throughout the books.
PS. Hodge also has a book about Jane Austen Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen. It was listed on the "By the Same Author" page. I have no further info about it.
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