It's always a treat to contribute a piece to Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine. This one is on Jane West's A Gossip's Story (1796), a novel that probably inspired Sense & Sensibility. Want to decide for yourself? Our edition is just out from Valancourt Books. The JARW article is “Inspiring Sense & Sensibility,” Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine 80 (March/Apr 2016): 47-50. Print
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).