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Written by Barbara
(9/26/2005 6:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Actually, the Musgroves sound very modern to me!, penned by Annette J.
Not everyone is bookish, but if a child never, ever sees their parent pick up a book to read and books are of seemingly little to no importance, what is the end result likely to be? It is considered a good thing to be fond of reading in the Austen world. Many of the heros like reading very much: Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightley, Colonel Brandon, Edmund Bertram, Henry Tilney, etc.
Charles may criticize Mary, but what does he actually do with his own sons? We see Admiral Croft joking with them and delighting them with his humour. I get no sense that Charles does anything at all with his children.
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