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|Charlotte Bronte and Persuasion
Written by Laura Marie
(10/17/2011 1:36 a.m.)
Charlotte Bronte has been quoted expressing a distaste for Jane Austen's works. Here, after reading Emma:
"...the Passions are perfectly unknown to her; she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy Sisterhood...'
and on Pride and Prejudice: "An accurate daguerreotyped portrait of a commonplace face; a carefully fenced, highly cultivated garden, with neat borders and delicate flowers; but no glance of a bright, vivid physiognomy, no open country, no fresh air, no blue hill, no bonny beck."
I wonder if she ever read Persuasion! I can't help but think that if she had, she wouldn't be in any doubt about Austen's acquaintance with the Passions...
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