Your own feelings

More from Jane’s letters to her niece Fanny, about whether or not she should marry Mr. John Plumptre:

“Now, my dearest Fanny . . . You frighten me out of my Wits by your reference.  Your affection gives me the highest pleasure, but indeed you must not let anything depend on my opinion.  Your own feelings & none but your own, should determine such an important point.”

letter to her niece Fanny Knight
November 30, 1814 [114]

Imogen Poots as Fanny Knight in Miss Austen Regrets


Filed under Austen family, Letters, Love, Marriage, niece Fanny Knight, Uncertainty in love

2 Responses to Your own feelings

  1. alex

    here she sounds like Elinor in Sense and Sensilbilty!
    i think that in real life, Jane must have been a combination of Marianne and Elinor.

  2. I agree! I think she had a bit of Marianne’s spirits and attempted (at times unsuccessfully) to exercise Elinor’s control.