The equivalent of the phone directory?
Posted by Linden on May 11, 1998 at 19:40:51:
In response to How Jane Austen got names for her characters, written by Caroline on May 11, 1998 at 19:08:22
Thanks for that posting.
I know when I'm stuck for a name for a character, I reach for my phone directory, so maybe JA did something similar.
It's cleared up a puzzle in my mind (and probably that of many Australian Austenians) about the real person in Oz history called D'arcy Wentworth, pretty much a contemporay of JA's. It is just a co-incidence.
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