JA pops up in the oddest places
Posted by Lesley on August 04, 1998 at 01:59:08:
A friend lent me a book called Concepts in Quillery and I found an incorrect quote:
"This lovely floral design salutes the art of Quillery and nineteenth century Victoriana to which it was highly suited. It is also a tribute to the famous English authoresses of that era, Jane Austen and Emily Bronte. Their concepts of romance were highly individual. No more perfect miniature of love in a mannered society can be found than in Jane Austen's P&P..."
I agree that JA lived in the nineteenth century but puh-leeeze don't call her Victorian!!!!
Since the author looks elderly and this book was published in 1974. I am not going to bother writing her about this error. ;-)
- Austen Anachronisms Diana LB 07:28:50 8/04/98 (0)
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