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Written by Stephanie
(9/12/2010 1:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, London, penned by Rachel G
I do not exactly understand this situation, as it sits in the Regency. Women taking care of their brother's (or father's) house can stay behind while the male relatives go where ever they please in others of Jane Austen's books. It is even mentioned in her letters.
I do not see why Mary could not keep house for her brother, as they say, without curtailing his pleasure in movement. Was it that Mary needed to be entertained, and his estate was as countrified as Mansfield Park? But then, why prefer Mansfield?
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