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|Anne's modest introduction
Written by Sarah TX
(10/6/2008 11:08 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Anne: first words, penned by Anna Ruby
I, too, was struck by the fact that Anne is only mentioned in passing for the first two chapters, and then the introduction is not very flattering! "A few years before, Anne Elliot had been a very pretty girl, but her bloom had vanished early; and as even in its height, her father had found little to admire in her (so totally different were her delicate features and mild dark eyes from his own), there could be nothing in them, now that she was faded and thin, to excite his esteem."
In fact, that too is a mystery, although it does not seem that way at first, and it is quickly resolved - why is Anne's bloom so faded, while Elizabeth is "handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before?"
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