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Written by Amy Marie
(10/10/2006 5:19 a.m.)
Why would Miss Grey be interested in Willoughby? I just don't get it. We are told she has fifty thousand pounds. Georgiana Darcy in Pride and Prejudice has only thirty. This is one rich lady! We are told via Mrs Jennings that she is not handsome, but smart and stylish. I think with that amount of money, a lack of looks wouldn't count for very much. So why Willoughby? It appears that she could almost have anyone. I'm a bit confused as to whether Willoughby will inherit Allenham; but even if the present owner (is her name Mrs Smith?) relented and left it to him despite his bad behaviour with Eliza, he still has several debts of honour, if I recall correctly. His fortune is in rather a ruined state. So why does she marry him? Fair enough he is supposed to be young and charming and handsome; but from her dictating his note to Marianne, she must have known that he loved (or however he represented it) was entangled with another, lessening his attractiveness even more. So it just doesn't strike me as being realistic.
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