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|Though his name was Richard
Written by RobinJ
(11/8/2012 6:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Preferring Mr. Tilney, penned by Mary Anne
I read the footnote in my version that mentioned this could be a reference to a "History of England" (or English Kings) JA wrote at some point when she was much younger in which she made the Tudors villains and didn't think Richard III was such a bad guy. I was wondering if anyone knows if she wrote this early "History" work tongue in cheek or if there was a different view on some of history's events and people (like the perception of RIII).
There was also this line in Chapter 2, as Catherine is preparing to go to Bath, that made me do a bit of a double take and gave me a bit of a chuckle:
Cautions against the violence of such noblemen and baronets as delight in forcing young ladies away to some remote farm–house, must, at such a moment, relieve the fulness of her heart.
It struck me as almost a reference to the description of what Willoughby did to Eliza in S&S. I couldn't remember which was written first, NA or S&S, and was wondering if JA could have included ideas from various novels from one to another. :)
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