More Delicious Austen - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon — LiveJournal
More Delicious Austen|
|Date:||November 7th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: that's just sweet, really... :)
Well, sure, but Austen wasn't satirizing men here, but women. I'm sure she can satirize men quite well, too, even though it is a common assumption that she knew very little of men's behavior on their own.
I find her imitation of a 18th-century young dandy's speech, embodied by John Thorpe, quite credible. (the 'famous' motif, the rough-hewn 'easy' manner...)