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Written by MandyN
(4/28/2006 6:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Tilneys as readers, penned by Heather L
] I agree that perhaps Henry dismisses novels too quickly as 100 % entertainment and doesn't see their real-life application.
Yes, you knew what was in my mind about Henry & novels.
Look back to the Beechan Cliff walk and Henry's remarks on Udolpho and novels- He may appreciate the creativity of novels, their effusions of wit and humour-- as mentioned in the Defence of the novel.
I wondered if Henry is wresting with feelings of filial obediance, as I think he often does.
I agree NA is a novel about different types of readers and reading styles.
I commented earlier Eleanor maybe more realistic than Henry i.e on riots and civil order but I was thinking less on novels.
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