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jane austen sketchPlain Jane: “I am sure I never heard a young lady spoken of for the first time, without being informed that she was very accomplished.”

-Jane Austen’s Mr. Bingley in Pride and Prejudice

Wouldn’t knowing Charles Bingley be such an ego-trip for us ladies? Though never thought of as a leading man, Bingley holds a special place in my love for the Men of Austen. I think Jane may have been particularly fond of this character too, why else would she make her namesake, Jane Bennet, fall in love with him?