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|But not dandy?
Written by Therese
(4/9/2013 4:57 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, JA's lack of (or use of) descriptions, penned by Jasmine D
For a dandy, elegance is worth what one refuse it. It could maybe suit Jane Austen's style, but I really don't think she is a dandy in any other way.
Nevertheless, I think she endeavoured to concision, to find the best sight to a character, an interaction... that may give the information she wants to give, with as little words, as little "impressive" as possible. Many French mathematicians try not only to prove a theorem, but to prove it in the most elegant way, and if they have found a proof they find too "heavy", they will search, try to find a shorter, more pleasant to the mind, sort of proof. So does Jane Austen, and one can see it comparing the first and second versions of the end of Persuasion.
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