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Written by Kathryn Ann
(10/6/2011 8:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mature age, penned by Mara
Very interesting to think on, how much of Jane is in Anne.
One place where I wondered this question aloud as I read was in chapter 2 where Anne's wishes for removal from her home are for a country home nearby: not Bath. Does this not echo Jane's own feelings when her father removed the family to Bath?
There had been three alternatives, London, Bath, or another house in the country. All Anne's wishes had been for the latter. A small house in their own neighbourhood, where they might still have Lady Russell's society, still be near Mary, and still have the pleasure of sometimes seeing the lawns and groves of Kellynch, was the object of her ambition. But the usual fate of Anne attended her, in having something very opposite from her inclination fixed on. She disliked Bath, and did not think it agreed with her; and Bath was to be her home.
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