Guess Who from CRESCENT CITY
Hello, everybody. Jack Caldwell here.
For my entry in the Austen Variations Jane in January Scavenger Hunt, I’m going to give you a little test. After all, it’s Friday the Thirteenth! Bruhahaha!
Now, don’t groan—the potential reward is worth it.
As you remember, I wrote a modern, JA-based trilogy about New Orleans and Hurricanes Katrina entitled CRESCENT CITY. As you can guess, this series is very close to my heart. I also have a tendency to mix characters from all of Jane Austen’s novels in my work. So, not only have I used plot lines from Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma in CRESCENT CITY, I pulled characters from all of Austen’s collected works.
However, not all of Austen’s character names work in South Louisiana. So—I changed them, and not just the last names.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to deduce which Jane Austen characters inspired the following CRESCENT CITY characters,
then email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simple, right? No, not really. Some of the answers are tricky. And while those who have read CRESCENT CITY will have a leg-up, guessing is encouraged. Because the reward is outstanding:
A hand-made necklace of crystal and Sterling silver, eighteen inches long:
Nice, isn’t it? The person with the most correct answers wins. In case of a tie, the winner will be chosen at random. All entries are due by January 20. The winner will be announced on January 23.
The test is below, because I don’t have a blog (just a really neat website: Ramblings of a Cajun in Exile). It’s also why I need you to email me your answers.
I’ll give you the first one, because it’s easy:
|CC Character||Austen Character||Novel|
|Mari Dashwood||Marianne Dashwood||S&S|
|1. Annie Betancourt|
|2. Catherine Bingley|
|3. Elizabeth Boudreaux|
|4. Dr. Chris Breaux|
|5. Gina Darcy|
|6. Jan Hill|
|7. Dr. George Katz|
|8. LTJG Jeremy Price, USGC|
|9. Betsy Reynolds|
|10. Bryan Thorpe|
|11. John Waguespack|
|12. Emma Weinberg|
|13. LCDR Fred Wentworth, USCG|
|14. Gregory “G-Daddy” Wickham|
I’ll give you one clue. Each of the following novels have at least one character represented above: Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice, and Sense & Sensibility.
Remember: the answers MUST be emailed to email@example.com to be entered.
Do not enter them below.
Be careful! This list is tricky! Good luck!
Until next time, this has been the Cajun Cheesehead Chronicles.
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