But then I found out the year the new character was from: 1812.
1812? WHY, THAT'S JANE AUSTEN'S ERA!!!!!!
Suddenly I was MUCH more enthusiastic. 1812. The year in-between S&S and P&P. Exactly 200 years ago. How FUN. Ever since learning so much about Regency England, I've wanted to know more about that time period in America. The stories are set in the War of 1812 (surprise, surprise) which I've always been shockingly under-educated about even though I took a year of American History and even tried to study the war a little on my own. If I learned a lot of historical facts from reading American Girl books in the past... hey, what's to say I can't now, too? I must admit I'm looking forward to reading the books. Silly and childish (and nostalgic and sentimental) person that I am. Besides, then I can gaze at the pictures. WITH THE REGENCY STYLES.
Here she is, Caroline Abbott--isn't she pretty? :)
I believe I remember thinking in the past that they should have a doll/character from the 1810s. I am quite pleased.
And here are the books:
This dress almost looks Colonial, but with a higher waistline. It's very pretty, though.
The hat is so delightfully Regency!
This dress reminds me a bit of Margaret Dashwood or something, heehee.
The coat thing! Is that called a pelisse, or something else?
Ah, lovely Regency styles...
What about you? Any American Girl fans (or previous ones) out there? Am I the only silly one who's excited about this new
Jane Austen War of 1812 doll?