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Written by Tracy W
(6/17/2007 9:34 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Both good possibilities, penned by Kathi
... Mr. Bennet was glad to ... invite him [Mr Collins] to read aloud to the ladies. Mr. Collins readily assented, and a book was produced; but on beholding it (for everything announced it to be from a circulating library) he started back, and begging pardon, protested that he never read novels. Kitty stared at him, and Lydia exclaimed. (chpt 14)
This was before TV of course, so I think that subscribing to a circulating library was a bit like subscribing to cable - it was a form of entertainment for the whole family (assuming Mr Collins wasn't visiting), and occasionally people create significant works of moral understanding within those requirements for entertainment (a TV example being The Simpsons).
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