Partly, I'm sure, it's the nature of the period. And partly, too, it makes for a more interesting read. But whether it's someone trying to hide the fact that they're in love (Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, Bingley, Emma, Knightley, Harriet, Fanny, Elinor, Brandon, Catherine, Anne, Wentworth, Jane F, Churchill, this is a rather long list) or they're trying to hide the person they really are and/or the mistakes they've made (Crawfords, Bertram, Wickham, Willoughby, Churchill, Elliot, Thorpe, Ferrars - this one is a rather long list, too, so I'll stop there...) everyone has their secrets to keep, and occasionally to share (or leak).
There are those who see secrets and intrigue everywhere they look (*cough*Catherine*cough*)
And of course, there are those who claim to abhor secrets (*cough*Marianne*cough*) and declare themselves to the world.
So it got me thinking: what are some of your favorite secrets and things-kept-hidden in Austen?
Is it Darcy's love?
Col Brandon's love-child?
The Elliot's descent into poverty?
Every feeling Elinor ever has?
Do you have any dirty little Austensian secrets (a cat named Darcy, a Regency ball gown in the back of your closet)?
Today, since we've grown so close in our month of Austen, I thought we'd chat secrets.
And then, maybe you can win some...
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