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Written by Robbin
(3/27/2009 1:48 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lessons in duplicity, penned by JoAnn
NA masquerades as a gothic novel; some characters are set up with the trappings of a heroine, hero or villain yet amiably do not quite live up to gothic expectations yet fulfill their roles quite nicely. There is a lot of duplicity by the characters in NA—Isabella, JT, Mrs. Thorpe, Captain Tilney and the General. Mrs. Allen was misleading when she did not tell Catherine riding in carriages with unrelated men is not really the thing and agreeing with her husband later and even James does not tell Catherine his real reason for coming to Bath. Eleanor and Henry walk the line explaining their father’s odd behavior and brother’s mischief to Catherine. These last four I do not accuse of anything horrid—my point merely being in a lot of different forms there was a lot going on around Catherine she did not see. I was very glad when Catherine finally saw though Isabella! (;D)
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