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|That gave me anxiety
Written by Glenn
(4/27/2012 11:39 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lack of dialogue in the last two chapters, penned by Tom P2
The anxiety, which in this state of their attachment must be the portion of Henry and Catherine, and of all who loved either, as to its final event, can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, who will see in the tell–tale compression of the pages before them, that we are all hastening together to perfect felicity. Once the satire on the Gothic novel was finished, it seems that Austen got bored and wrapped up the story quickly. The viscount's wealth made the General happy enough to approve Henry's marriage but there is no proposal dialog, and as usual, Austen's lead female characters never have dialog accepting the proposal. I am sure that the viscount is also satire on the Gothic novel.
As strange as the NA1 adaptation is, I actually like it because at least it adds proposal and acceptance dialog at the end, while remaining faithful to the characters.
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