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Written by keith Logan
(2/2/2013 6:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thanks!, penned by Diana I-C
"In spite of his very big flaws" - really? Sorry but I don't see that (maybe because I'm a man?). To me, Edmunds main flaw, and not a big one, is that throughout most of the book he doesn't appreciate Fanny enough. The gap seems to narrow somewhat at the end, when he realizes how utterly foolish and self deceiving he has been. His worst excesses of neglect of Fanny were in a time aberration when he let a foolish (and I might say naive) heart overrule good sense and judgement. Even here though he merely allowed himself to be so diverted that he had no idea of the effect of what he was doing. When he counseled Fanny to Marry Mary's brother, for instance, he was still convincing himself that the children had turned out much better than the father and he was completely blind to her true feelings for him.
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