Posted by Marie-Bernadette on May 26, 1998 at 12:48:55:
In response to Luddites and P&P dates, written by Linden on May 23, 1998 at 19:07:14
If P&P is accepted as set in 1811-1812, then JA was being even more blind to contemporary events than she is generally taken to be.
] I think that P&P was set in 1805-06 (calendrical dating taken from the years in which the Netherfield Ball could have taken place on Tuesday November 26).
I think that you may very well be on to something here but would Jane not even at least mention Trafalgar if P&P was set in 1805-6? Although I suppose she could have been 'blind to contemporary events' in this regard as well so as to keep her story timeless.
- Jane & her books P. Bingham 13:19:30 5/26/98 (0)
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