Wickham or the Nameless Narrator of The Aspern Papers?

The world-weary traveler

The world-weary traveler

I brought this hat back from Venice when we were living in Florence a few years ago.  I know – it’s more of a Henry James than a Jane Austen thing.  Mittens has that world-weary look of the perpetual traveler.  Maybe it’s Mr. Wickham on one of his post-marital sojourns while Lydia visits Pemberley.  Jane Austen mentions London and Bath but he could have taken a quick jaunt to Venice. He definitely looks like he may have had too much of a good thing.Mittens2

 

 

Poor Mittens; he was not a terribly excitable kitty.  His main response to our taking him to live with us in Florence was to yawn.

 

 


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