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Kill some time with this 19th century character trope generator.

Emily Temple

May 6, 2020, 10:33am

Recently on Twitter (because where else does anyone go these days), I was alerted to this 19th Century Character Trope Generator, which is . . . well, exactly what it says and no more. It is surprisingly diverting for such a simple tool.

If you are, yourself, writing a 19th century novel—or if you just want to figure out which of these characters you are, according to the algorithm of randomness (“Regrettably French Romantic with a Dark Secret”? “Brooding Lady who is Prone to Fainting”? “Eligible Suitor who is Secretly Wed”?)—well, you’re welcome.

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