Jane Austen’s wit and pointed comments repay constant re-reading. She leaves a good deal unsaid as one would expect in that era.
Reading between the lines I have fantasised about Lydia, the youngest Bennet girl in Pride and Prejudice.
After her foolish elopement with Captain Wickham things were bound to go elegantly to the bad. After all, goody, goody heroines are not much fun to read about – or to write about!
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