In S1E8, Dean hands Rory a Jane Austen book that he just finished reading. Rory asks if he liked it and he says, “Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.” Rory replies, “Ah hah! You liked it. You liked Jane Austen. I knew you would.” Rory tells Lane, who is distinctly unexcited, then Rory continues, “I told him he would, but he was all, ‘Forget Jane Austen, you have to read Hunter Thompson.'” A minute later, Dean discovers the cookies that Rory brought for him. He says, “Wow, she brings me cookies! How can I repay her?” Rory replies, “How about a little Charlotte Bronte?”
Jane Austen was an English writer whose 6 novels, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion, are all classics. Most of her novels are centered around 18th century English society and the romantic conventions of the day.
Hunter Thompson was an American writer in the 20th century who founded “gonzo journalism,” a style in which the journalist is part of the story and gives their personal perspective. He is most famous for traveling with the Hell’s Angels motorcyclists for a year.
Charlotte Bronte was an English writer who is best known for her classic novel “Jane Eyre,” published in 1847.