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Written by Pennie
(9/22/2006 1:37 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The prospect of bankruptcy had nothing to do with it;-), penned by JulieW
I often find literary criticsim and legal history don't mix: many's the mistake/wrong assumption I have found in these introductions.
That is true, however just because something is common practice doesn't mean we agree with it, or that JA agreed with it. She made it clear that the Uncle was perfectly within his rights to do so, but then lamented at the difficulties it caused, which indicates that she didn't think it was fair, even if it was legal and common practice.
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