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|'...the lace upon Mrs Hurst's gown.'
Written by Mandy N
(1/16/2004 8:22 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr Hurst, penned by Linden
Mrs Bennet begins to raves about the elegance of the Bingley sisters dresses before Mr Bennet cuts her short. Correct me if I'm wrong but JA hardly describes costumes. I think part of her art of writing was to describe personality quirks, gestures, qualities, accomplishments- or lack of. She only occasionally describes what a charecter looks like. Perhaps it was not good manners for a Nineteenth century novelist to describe clothes?... I must say from the text quote about Mr Hurst as 'a man of more fashion than fortune' I also had the impression of a dandy.
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