Jane Austen Nude

This article by the art historian, Alan Saxe-Popette is an obvious spoof, but it’s hilarious!

In private, moreover, Chapman was notoriously prudish.  He is reported to have confessed to his great friend Kathleen Tillotson (herself a well-known scholar of English fiction) that “I just don’t want to go to my grave thinking that I’ve looked upon dear Miss Austen’s pubic hair.”

Jane Austen Nude

Note: I don’t think it’s making fun of Austen. It’s ridiculing all of the people who are busy making up the oddest speculations about her life.

sm-plusWritten by Sylwia
Advertisements