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Written by KateL
(9/25/2005 6:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Contemporary reader, penned by helena6
But what I MEANT to ask was how her choice would have been seen by readers contemporary to JA. Until recently I assumed that most people two hundred years ago would have deplored her self-will in turning down a good catch like CM and losing her best opportunity of being a wife and mother. But there was a recent thread on the L&T board about the high value placed on fidelity in women, even to a relationship that was clearly over. So now I'm puzzling over it.
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