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Miss Bennet, meet Miss Austen. Miss Austen, Miss Bennet.

26 Oct

Jane.

I’ve always loved the name.  So simple, yet rich, and dignified, and sweet.  So, well, Miss Bennet.  Or do I mean Miss Austen?  It must be time to pull out the Stupid Question category again.

When giving a character in your novel your own name you are declaring:

a)  you don’t have the creative energy necessary to come up with another name.
b)  this person is semi-autobiographical.
c)  that the characters in your novel are so far removed from your personal experience as an author that you can share a name with no further thought.
d)  nothing, so stop thinking about it.
e)  other.  Please specify.

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4 Comments

Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Pride and Prejudice

 

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4 responses to “Miss Bennet, meet Miss Austen. Miss Austen, Miss Bennet.

  1. Stacy

    October 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    On this I shall ponder for days.

     
  2. Amy

    October 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    She also uses the name in Emma for Jane Fairfax, who, I believe is also supposed to be very beautiful. Hmm…..

     
  3. Christine

    October 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Her father’s name was George and the late Mr. Wickam’s name was George!

     
  4. Joyce Nickel

    January 8, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    There weren’t that many names in circulation in 1800–Catherine (Kitty), Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Jane, Helen, Francis, . . . there were only like 15 names for women that people used.

     

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