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|What I find interesting here is the parallel...
Written by Delories
(4/24/2006 7:09 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, 'gothic' (focus), penned by Reeba
I would weigh in on the "parody" side, i.e. we're not supposed to consider Gen. T. a monster on the level of Mrs Radcliffe's villains; his petty, mean-minded villainy shrinks in comparison to theirs. In other words, Catherine originally feared murder, and wound up being sent unexpectedly on a 12-hour coach ride instead... It's what Nabokov called JA's "dimpled smile of irony".
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