Today I am trying a new game out on y'all. I will give you the life stories of supporting characters from Jane Austen's six major novels and you have to guess the characters' names and what novel they come from! Some of these stories sound so interesting that it would be fun to read books about them!
To Play: Read the supporting characters' stories and guess the characters names and what novel they come from. Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next weekend.
Scoring: One point for each correctly guessed character name. One point for each correctly guessed novel. A total of 20 points can be scored!
Secondary Characters Stories:
#1. He was engaged to a sweet young lady but she dies while he is away at sea. He drowns his sorrows in morbid poetry until he falls for a reckless young lady.
#2. She is the oldest in her family and soon to be considered an old maid. She accepts the first proposal of marriage made to her, even though he was refused by her best friend first.
#3. Her sister matches her up with the oldest son of a wealthy family but she soon finds that the younger son has a much more noble heart. Strangely drawn to him she considers marriage but is turned off by his chosen profession.
#4. On a trip to visit his cousin he rescues a young lady and they promptly fall in love. When his aunt threatens to disinherit him, he gives up any thoughts of love and marries an heiress.
#5. She has had a lonely life living with her eccentric father and has a disappointment when her father disapproves of the man she loves. Life get more interesting when her brother falls for her new friend and her happy ending comes when her love inherits a title.
#6. He was raised in a wealthy home and seems to have everything going for him, but behind his easy carefree manner is a life of hardship and secrets that he can't tell anyone for fear of being disinherited.
#7. She is the rather spoiled youngest sister in her family and her chief pastime is complaining. She married the eldest son of a respectable family after he was refused by her older sister, but their regard for each other is true.
#8. He never expected to meet an angel at a country ball but she was so sweet that she stole his heart right away. But when his friends object to the match his courage fails him and he starts to wonder if he was mistaken about her.
#9. She is lively and pretty, friendly and flirtatious but her mind is empty and she cares only for the sensational. When her brother's good friend proposes she is ecstatic until she discovers his lack of fortune. Then it is on to the next young man who pays her attention.
#10. He is a man of the law who marries his childhood sweetheart and together they raise a houseful of lively children. Although he usually dislikes social gatherings he does have a quick wit and is strongly attached to his family and friends.