This is an interesting read/article in the Times Literary Supplement via Lithub by respected author/Austen scholar Devoney Looser — discussing the debate about physical appearance and the writing — do fans of Jane Austen’s work (writing) want her to be pretty and/or prettier than the authenticated portraits and descriptions that exist and that describe her physical appearance?

And why really is this a thing?  More via the link/below.

Fan fiction or fan fact? – TLS

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