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|S&S as work of a young novelist
Written by Heather Leigh
(9/8/2009 10:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch. 4, penned by Barbara
To me this vagueness of the Edward-Elinor romance is one way that S&S betrays Austen's relative inexperience and youth. Like she's describing something that she BELIEVES in (rationally-based love) but has no model for and can't quite picture in detail.
Same with the vagueness of her depiction of Colonel Brandon. For me, Edward and Brandon wouldn't be fully sympathetic and engaging heroes without my memories of Alan Rickman and (to a lesser degree) Hugh Grant.
I feel some of these secondary character portraits, especially of women, are so unsympathetic as to be almost caricatures.
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