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Written by Line
(3/2/2009 9:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, FOCUS: What Catherine Read --from Ch. 3, penned by Adrian
I have JulieW to thank for pointing out that this was a common attitude in JA's time. You're right that Catherine probably would have absorbed it from the "ether" growing up, without having to read a specific essay. Evidence of this idea crops up in JA's other novels, especially P&P, "Emma" and MP, but I think this is the first time she said it right out. Thanks for clarifying the source she was talking about!
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