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Written by Stephanie
(10/4/2011 11:50 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, An eloquent prolepsis, penned by Mara
I like to characterize that sentence as a perfectly chosen chapter break.
Author Austen's art shines through, there. If the novel had no chapters, but was simply one long story, like some modern literature, and the reader was obliged to place the breaks where we would, would we have chosen that as a stop? Yet, having seen it there, it is an excellent choice, as the end to the family's discussion of the Crofts as tenants, and the lead-in to the consideration of Anne's past passion and lost love.
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