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|JA could be quite caustic, I understand
Written by Cathy Allen
(10/15/2008 11:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think you've got it, penned by Line
In one of the biographies I read about her (can't remember which, sorry) one of her letters is quoted in which she made an unkind remark about a woman's miscarriage. I think that both of these things you've mentioned fit in this category. JA was not a sweet little old spinster, writing quietly in the country somewhere. She captured people and characters very well. Her descriptions here are true to life NOW, and undoubtedly THEN, too, unfortunately, even though they do make me uncomfortable.
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