Halloween and... our last Pride and Prejudice question
By the way, traditionally, turnips and not pumpkins were carved, but were quickly abandoned once people discovered how much easier it was (?) to carve pumpkins.
Pride and Prejudice Question 31
Jane Austen presented herself very modestly and famously as a miniature worker on her "bits of ivory". Subsequent Victorian biographers entrenched her image very firmly as Auntie Jane, a secluded spinster who scribbled her little books on a little table and consequently was confined to writing about the domestic matters of women.
How would you account for Jane Austen's appeal today? Do you agree with this assessment of her as an author? Does the rise of Chick Lit (significantly, beginning with Bridget Jones' Diary) have anything to do with her current popularity?
How much of that image is true?
(PS You may rant and rave if you wish, it's your last chance!)