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Written by Barbara
(9/14/2009 5:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Why I read it as Marianne being taller, penned by kathleen (elder)
I think it's evident that this is saying that Marianne is more striking. I also think that Jane Austen was saying that it was more striking to be taller. Earlier, back in Ch. 6, Lady Middleton was also described as " her figure tall and striking". To me, that seems to equate being tall with being striking, in terms of figure.
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