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Written by Barbara
(3/30/2003 2:14 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR; Parody, penned by Cheryl
] No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine
I decided to try and work my way through a bit of the Mysteries of Udolpho for this group read, and I do believe I might just have caught myself up in a neverending loop: I am reading Udolpho to appreciate the parody in NA, but the parody in NA is making me have fun finding things in Udolpho, which makes me laugh more at the parody in NA...
] My favorite bit along these lines? "She could never learn or understand anything before she was taught; and sometimes not even then..." LOL!
A couple of the descriptions in Chapter 1 of Udolpho's heroine Emily St. Aubert would seem to be the very thing JA must have had in mind as she described Catherine:
and this bit:
I was LOL as I read this, for what could be more opposite to dear Catherine!
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