An “interesting” take on Wickham. Ch 26
Written by Srirup
(4/24/2013 7:50 a.m.)
Mrs. Gardiner obviously likes Wickham but when she is warning Elizabeth her adjective is “interesting”.
In modern parlance “interesting” sometimes tends to have negative connotations. When Humphrey Appleby says “Interesting” then Jim Hacker better watch out. And remember “May you live in interesting times” is an ancient Chinese curse.
So what does Mrs Gardiner mean when she says that Wickham is “a most interesting young man”? Does she sense that there is more to him that meets the eye?
Of all the adjectives that have been used for Wickham I find this the most interesting.