Posted by Diana LB on August 04, 1998 at 07:28:50:
In response to JA pops up in the oddest places, written 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!!!!
A common mistake, I find. "Victorian" magazine did a lovely article on her English locales and a review of a book I have called "Jane Austen's Town & Country Style" - I kept it anyway! The TV section of our newspaper (which does often asinine movie reviews) invariably says "Emma", "P&P" and "S&S" are set in "late nineteenth century" England. Maybe that's why the Greer Garson & Olivier "P&P" had the wrong costumes.
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