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jane austen sketchPlain Jane: “. . . it was not in her nature to question the veracity of a young man of such amiable appearance as Wickham.”

-Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

A little superficial judgment is nothing new, even in the nineteenth century looks were overcoming bad behavior left and right. If only Jane could see celebrity culture now, I think she would see quite a number of beauties-behaving-badly that would make Wickham look like quite the innocent.