Flirtation with Tom Lefroy

Jane Austen begins her romantic relationship with Tom Lefroy, who is the nephew of Austen's friend, Anna Lefroy. She had mentioned his name in letters that she wrote to Cassandra and some (sources?) recall that this relationship inspired the creation of her beloved characters of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

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