BTW using French
Written by OlgaI
(4/23/2010 6:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, And don't forget, penned by nan duval
It seems JA's bad characters use French (or Italian) much oftener than good ones. I don't want to go for spoilers but it does seem so.
I will take an example from another novel (MP): Crowford uses French idioms while Fanny or other Mansfieldians never do. I take it is a code for wordly easy "French" attitude ooposed to the conservative "good old English"? In Emma Mrs E sports Italian cliches, too :)