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Suitors, Admirers, and Beaux in Jane Austen
"Every Jane Austen plot hinges on one or more romances (real and imagined). How much do you know about romantic attachments among JA characters? PS--please join Friends Group #116, the Jane Austen Lovers group (see homepage)."
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Who does NOT propose marriage to Elizabeth Bennet?
They all do.
Who is in love with Harriet Smith?
All of these.
Whom does Mr. Willoughby love best?
Colonel Brandon's ward
Mrs. Willoughby (the former Miss Grey)
How many women does Captain Frederick Wentworth fall in love with?
He never falls in love.
In "Northanger Abbey," whom does Isabella Thorpe marry?
No one, so far as we know.
There are many married couples in Jane Austen. Which is a truly happy, loving couple?
Admiral and Mrs. Croft
Mr. and Mrs. Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet
Sir Walter and Lady Elliot
Who courts Lucy Steele?
John Dashwood and Mr. Willoughby
Sir John Middleton
Edward and Robert Ferrars
Which couple is secretly engaged?
Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill
Emma Woodhouse and Frank Churchill
Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth
Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars
Why does Mr. Collins propose to his cousin Elizabeth?
Mrs. Bennet says that Jane is already taken.
He proposes to her for all of these reasons.
Elizabeth is beautiful.
Mr. Collins wishes to do right by the Bennet family, since he will inherit Longbourn.
Why doesn't Anne Elliot marry Captain Wentworth after his first proposal?
Sir Walter forbids Anne to marry Captain Wentworth.
Lady Russell persuades her not to marry him.
Anne falls in love with Charles Musgrove.
Captain Wentworth falls in love with Louisa Musgrove.
With whom does Catherine Morland fall in love?
At one point in "Emma," the heroine speculates that she must be in love, but the feeling soon passes. Who is the man in question?
What goes wrong concerning Jane Bennet's romance with Mr. Bingley?
Mr. Bingley's sisters and friend whisk him away from Netherfield.
Jane falls in love with her cousin Collins.
Jane finds out that Mr. Bingley is not as wealthy as he seems.
Jane decides that she cannot marry anyone due to the scandal Lydia Bennet causes.
Which of the Bennet sisters is least likely to marry?
What is the main element that causes Elizabeth Bennet to soften towards Mr. Darcy?
Darcy's friendship with Bingley
Darcy's love for Anne De Bourgh
Darcy's love for Elizabeth
Darcy's good stewardship of his sister, Georgiana
How does Marianne meet Willoughby?
She slips and injures her ankle. He rescues her.
Willoughby is Marianne's sister-in-law's brother.
Sir John Middleton, Willoughby's friend, introduces them.
Marianne and Willoughby are first cousins.
How do Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars meet?
He is her sister-in-law's brother.
He is her youngest sister's drawing master.
He is her cousin John's brother-in-law.
He is a good friend of Willoughby's.
What is the main impediment to Elinor and Edward's courtship?
Edward's mother and sister persuade him not to propose to the penniless Elinor.
Edward is engaged to another.
Elinor's mother and sisters dislike Edward very much.
Edward is too timid to propose to Elinor.
Whom does Margaret Dashwood marry?
No one, so far as we know--she's too young!
What is the main impediment to Fanny Price's romance with Edmund Bertram?
Fanny is too poor to attract Edmund.
Edmund is infatuated with Mary Crawford.
Edmund thinks Fanny is plain and priggish.
Fanny and Edmund are first cousins.
Why does Maria Bertram marry Mr. Rushworth?
He is very rich.
He is clever and witty.
He is very handsome.
He is kind and humble.
Whom does Henry Crawford love?
Mrs. Maria Rushworth
Miss Julia Bertram
Miss Fanny Price
How does Emma figure out that she loves Mr. Knightley?
Emma feels very upset when Mr. Knightley chides her for hurting Miss Bates's feelings.
Mrs. Weston suggests that Mr. Knightley may be in love with Jane Fairfax.
All of these are factors.
Harriet says she thinks her own love for Mr. Knightley may be returned.
How does Captain Wentworth declare his love for Anne (for the second time)?
He makes an appointment with Sir Walter to ask for Anne's hand.
He asks to walk her home.
He slips her a secret letter.
He asks Admiral Croft to be his go-between.
Why does Henry Tilney fall in love with Catherine Morland?
She is the most beautiful woman in Bath.
She is sweet, naive, and forthright, and she loves him.
She is an heiress.
She is his sister's friend, and he is grateful to her for making Eleanor's life less lonely.
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Compiled Jun 28 12