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Written by Cheryl
(5/16/2010 10:49 p.m.)
I will admit to being a romance novel junkie. As such, I've always felt the slightest bit cheated with The Moment - the moment when Elizabeth and Darcy confess their love for each other. We don't get it! Instead we get that
Elizabeth "gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change…"
That Darcy "expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do."
That "he told her of feelings which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable."
Well, this is all very nice, but I want the mushy stuff, even though Austen doesn't necessarily do the mushy stuff. But, I must admit that the "dearest, loveliest Elizabeth!" and the admission that he'd decided to woo her "about half an hour after I had seen you" at Pemberley does start to make up for it. (All previous quotes from ch. 58) And then, of course, ch. 60 when "Elizabeth's spirits soon rising to playfulness again…" is full of delights.
Ok, I've almost reconciled myself to it. But someone tell me that I'm not the only one who longs for the mush.
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