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|Interesting you should say that, Helena
Written by Line
(10/19/2005 4:32 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A reflection on Bath, penned by helena6
It made me think of Cheryl Ann Weissman's claim in her essay "Doubleness and Refrain in JA's Persuasion", in the Norton Critical Edition, that [at the beginning of the novel] Anne "belongs more to the ghostly past than to her dismal present circumstances".(p.310) Perhaps dwelling on the past (too much of the good as well as the bad) has made her so.
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