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Written by gianni
(10/10/2011 1:10 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Dick, penned by Bridget D
... she could either do a long flashback and narrate his bad behavior and worthless existence, which would have inserted a long, mostly irrelevant, and boring set of fluff, or she could have simply stated forthrightly her case, which gave us the needed information about the Musgroves and Wentworth (which, after all, was the reason in the novel for Dick in the first place).
Consider the detailed narrations of evil and stupidity in Dickens,for instance, or the dragging sermonizing of Thomas Hardy, or...
Austen showed us the mud without dragging us through it. I think it was very well done.
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