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Written by Elena
(4/6/2003 5:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: The sinister suitor, penned by Taylor Anne
Yes, indeed. But then - and JA gives un examples galore that he doesn't know himself what is truth and what is a lie. I'm glad that James and Isabella journey went without accident, for I (together with Catherine) wouldn't be able to decide on JT's words alone, whether their carriage was safe or not. He doesn't show any proof of knowing it himself.
] That always seems creepy to me when he tries to keep her from running after the Tilneys. I wonder if JA intended that to be a parody of the gothic novel. Her heroine is not in peril with crypts and skeletons but with an overbearing suitor. Any one have any thoughts?
Why, sure! I gather it was a sine qua non experience for all Julias and Louisas. I'll look into my notes, but right out of my head I remember that Adeline from Romance of the Forest (as Gothic as you wish) was borne away, and when it comes to heroines of sentimental novels!.. Clarissa for one, then a daughter of Vicar of Wakefield... Why, JA herself reminds us about "cautions against the violence of such noblemen and baronets as delight in forcing young ladies away to some remote farm-house".
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