“Lessers—be they servants or secondary characters—have the same dreams and emotions as their betters, proving what Darcy learns, and through him, what Ms Austen so ably demonstrates—that we are truly all the same and that class is an imaginary distinction conferring no better manners on the ‘haves’ and no lesser nobility on the ‘have-nots.’”
Don is an avid Jane Austen Fan Fiction fan! His “Bennet Wardrobe” stories put a new twist on the Austen canon–time travel. The magical transport ideas of C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling and Susannah Clarke are expanded with a new device. Using it as the “MacGuffin”, the personalities of Austen’s secondary characters are allowed to grow to “satisfying” conclusions, although not necessarily in the Regency Era.