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Which Secondary Jane Austen Character Are You?

Emily Martin

Contributing Editor

Emily has a PhD in English from the University of Southern Mississippi, MS, and she has an MFA in Creative Writing from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA, home of Flannery O’Connor. She spends her free time reading, watching horror movies and musicals, cuddling cats, Instagramming pictures of cats, and blogging/podcasting about books with the ladies over at #BookSquadGoals ( She can be reached at

Sponsored by The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.

Falling into the past will change their futures forever.

When shy but clever engineer Mary Davies is invited by her estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer, on a holiday in an English manor, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the trip will shake up her quiet life. But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath.

The Little Paris Bookshop meets Sense & Sensibility with clever winks to all of Austen’s beloved novels—The Austen Escape is both a universally-relatable look at friendship and a winsome love letter to books.

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, at one point or another you’ve probably thought to yourself that you’re such an Elizabeth Bennet; however, we can’t all be the protagonists. Take this quiz to find out which secondary Jane Austen character you are, because some of us have to provide comedic relief.