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Written by Nikki N
(3/29/2013 11:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, spinster, penned by Stephanie
I don't think Anne intentionally regarded herself as already a spinster; it was only that she had met nobody, since Frederick, who had the powers to attract her "within the Kellynch circle" -- chap 4 -- nobody who "had been possible to the nice tone of her mind, the fastidiousness of her taste, in the small limits of the society around them."
I think there may be a tendency to over-emphasize the "Cinderella" aspect of Anne. But Anne is also described as fastidious and elegant (not dowdy!), and more good looking than Mary, who was described as inferior in person to both her elder sisters. There's a discussion here recently that Anne may be a bit harsh in her view of her cousins the Dalrymples, because they were dull, although Lady D, smiling and civil, may be nice enough.
Just by going to Lyme, she already attracted some admiration from Capt Benwick and Mr Elliot.
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