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Written by gianni
(4/1/2012 10:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Austenís vigorous defense of novels, penned by Glenn
...see that as a clarification to counter unfortunate impressions that might arise from her earlier wry, almost sarcastic commentary on the tendency toward fantastic horror in many of the popular novels of the period. Catherine is most unfortunately a very normal girl.
So the only hope for a horrid adventure is the preference for her of Mr. and Mrs. Allen, who are unfortunately out of the ordinary only in being rich. They're not even particularly menacing, only a little indulgent!
One must have a very open mind to accept that this ironic description of many stock novels doesn't betray a similar disdain for the rest of the novel genre!
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