Heyer (was Re: Which dwj char are you?)

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Wed Mar 6 00:48:26 EST 2002

----- .  I think technically you can't call Jane Austen a
> writer of Regency novels--never mind the time period, they're just not the
> same.  Maybe that's another topic for a thesis.

No - because JA was writing about her own times, while GH was writing about
a fantasy reconstruction of the times. A Regency presupposes that most
characters come from genteel or high class backgrounds and go to Almacks.
Only a tiny percentage of *real* Regency people did that.


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