I couldn’t resist a minute to blog about this one: An exquisite miniature of Tom Lefroy has emerged in England. He is the man nobody knows under his real name, but everyone knows under his immortal literary alter ego: Fitzwilliam Darcy. Thus, while it’s not 100% certain that he served as Jane Austen’s model for that character, it’s pretty darn certain. As you can see from this picture, painted in 1798, he was a very good looking young man by any standards. Couple those good looks with the fact that Jane found him charming, and you’ve got literary history in the making.Email This Post To A Friend
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