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|A big part of the attraction..
Written by Jim Morris
(5/10/2013 7:18 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chap 57: Mr Collins's letter, penned by kathleen (elder)
..of reading of Jane Austen is realising just how much her characters, just outside the central figures, contribute to the story. She doesn't give in depth descriptions of any of them by physical means, indeed, where does she tell us exactly what any of them actually looked like?..yet manages to make us feel we know them so well. What colour hair does Jane or Elizabeth and Charlotte etc have? Apart from tall, handsome etc, what are Darcy and Bingley like. Does she allow us to partake more in the plots by using our own imaginations deliberately? I feel she does and because of it we have such different views. All part of the pleasure and appreciation of J.A's literary skills and possibly part of the reason she lives on endlessly where others gather dust on shelves.
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