Becoming Jane: Sorting Fact from Fiction

I would give anything to know the truth of it.

Becoming Jane, which is based on the life of Jane Austen, cleverly weaves fact and fiction to make Austen the heroine of a love story not unlike those in her novels. Anne Hathaway plays Austen, and James McAvoy fills the role of the romantic hero, Tom Lefroy. While the movie is not a biography, certain aspects of the story of Austen and Lefroy are true. For viewers who would like to know more, we offer these facts about people and events depicted in the film.

Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy

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By Marsha Huff