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Written by bridget d
(7/14/2013 5:09 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, JA says that his change was serious:, penned by Graciela.
She does, but I dont know if it is all that plausible. I think that she was really too good a novelist to go for the "reformed through an illness" scenario, and it is more to do with not wanting to have to kill Tom off, but trying to refrorm the Bertrams, who were considered "worthy of reform". It is one of thte points I dont like about MP that the "Good characters" are saved and the bad ones are banished from MP or forced into a change of character that isn't always IMO plausible. Unlike other novels wher the good and bad have to co exist as they do in RL.
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