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Written by Deborah Y
(10/26/2005 9:40 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, There is another "look" in that chapter, penned by Jenny Allan
which is soon followed by
"They were in Union Street, when a quicker step behind, a something of familiar sound, gave her two moments' preparation for the sight of Captain Wentworth. He joined them; but, as if irresolute whether to join or to pass on, said nothing, only looked. Anne could command herself enough to receive that look, and not repulsively."
This chapter contains one of the greatest love scenes in all of English literature, and it's a scene in which the two lovers do not speak a single word directly to each other: they communicate largely through looks given and received and conversations overheard. Further elaboration of the point I made many threads ago, about how little Anne and FW speak to each other in this book, and yet how much they communicate non-verbally.
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