Hope you can help me
- Hi guys.
I am trying to write a novel about Jane and I
just wanted to get a few facts cleared up. I have read Claire
Tomalin's biograpghy of Jane twice now, and I think it is terrific.
Just one thing I want to know is one which date did Jane's father pass
away. I know it was in 1805, but I am sure that it doesn't say the
exact date. I want to know this as it is sort of the starting point of
Another query I have is about the 2 romances in her life. Everyone who
love Jane and has read her bios knows about her "relationship" with
Tom Lefroy and how he was whisked away from her by his family to marry
a wealthier woman. But there is alot of enigma surrounding the story
of her meeting a man while on vacation with her family. Apparently he
had to go away for a while but promised to return before the end of
their holiday. But then she received news of his sudden death. This
apparently shattered Jane as she thought she had finally met her "Mr
Right". That is so sad. But I do wonder who she considered to the
love of her life...Tom Lefroy? Or this anonymous, faceless gentleman?
What do you all think?