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|What's a Henry?
Written by Graciela
(3/17/2009 12:36 a.m.)
“But indeed I did not wish you a pleasant walk; I never thought of such a thing; but I begged Mr. Thorpe so earnestly to stop; I called out to him as soon as ever I saw you; ... indeed I did; and, if Mr. Thorpe would only have stopped, I would have jumped out and run after you.”
Is there a Henry in the world who could be insensible to such a declaration? Henry Tilney at least was not. With a yet sweeter smile, he said everything that need be said of his sister’s concern, regret, and dependence on Catherine’s honour. (Ch. 12)
Is this a reference to a character in a novel, or another story? In Persuasion, there is a reference to "Emma and Henry".
Or if JA had chosen another name for Mr. Tilney, like Charles or George, she would have written "Is there a Charles" or "Is there a George"?
|Pers. FAQ Emma and Henry|
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