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Has Jane Austen's real Mr. Darcy been found?
Has Jane Austen's real Mr. Darcy been found?

Jane Austen fans have long speculated about who could have inspired the character Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice," but the rumors have never led to a truth universally acknowledged. British historian and author Susan C. Law is hoping to change that with a new book about sex scandals in 19th century England. In her book, "Through the Keyhole," Law claims that the handsome Mr. Darcy was based on John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley, the Telegraph reports. Morley was a British aristocrat who served in the House of Lords, and who was "involved in a sordid sex scandal that led to divorce" in 1809. Morley's second wife was a friend of Jane Austen, and her...

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