BINGO: Jane Austen’s Biggest Literary Clichés

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good bookshelf must be in want of a Darcy. You don’t have to be the world’s biggest Jane Austen fan to find the familiar in that set of Pride and Prejudice buzzwords. Austen’s works, P&P among them, have made their mark as literary classics, inspiring everything from literal film adaptations to the more creative Clueless premise.

But what makes an Austen novel so unique? According to The Toast, many traits. Using Mallory Ortberg’s “How To Tell If You Are In A Jane Austen Novel” as reference, here are twenty-four of Jane Austen’s biggest literary clichés in game form. With six novels to choose from, you have pretty good odds of coming out on top. Enjoy bingo, bibliophiles.