Hope (snowowl) wrote in classiclit,

I've been reading a lot of Jane Austen's works lately and I just saw the Becoming Jane film.  I have two questions.

1.  Do we know anything from Jane Austen's letters about what her politics might have been?  I know that it was considered rude to speak of politics in mixed company and it was generally seen as something women didn't involve themselves in...but I know from reading Sense and Sensibility that she does know about the finer points of politics at the time and I'm sure she had an opinion.

2.  And now for a turn into the completely shallow and vulgar!  How much do we really know about Thomas LeFroy?  Did Jane Austen die a virgin?  I can't help but feel a little sad at the prospect.
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