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|Think JA is mocking other novels again
Written by Tracy W
(4/2/2006 8:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Puzzled by end of Chapter 4, penned by Angela S
Who can remember all the details of conversations that took place 20 years ago? But sometimes novels do pretend that their characters can. And novels can be quite long-winded and spend several chapters relating the misfortunes of some periphial character (unfortunately all the examples I can think of off the top of my head, like _Les Miserables_, are written after JA's time).
I think if JA was alive now, she would have a great time mocking the typical advice to writers to "show, not tell". She does such a great job of telling.
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