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jane austen sketchPlain Jane: “Willoughby…is he in the country?” “you know him then?…what sort of a man is he?” “As good a kind of fellow as ever lived I assure you. A very decent shot and there is not a bolder rider in England.”

-Jane Austen in Sense and Sensibility

Willoughby wasn’t the only man, or woman for that matter, to be judged solely on his skills and appearance. Poor Marianne suffered much for having fallen in love with the outside of a man without knowing what the inside was capable of.