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|"Time for more" about Caroline and Cassandra...
Written by Mary-L
(3/13/2003 1:03 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Yes, Mary..have you got time for more?, penned by Caroline
Caroline: Hmmm, I wonder what stokes your interest in what Caroline Austen said about Cassandra; could it be some intrigue between one Caroline and another?? ;-)
I am completely fascinated by the sleuthing and investigative energy it took for Modert to compile this fabulous volume. Her scholarship is so impressive. The story of how she began a hunt for an Austen letter that had vanished over time, and how that developed into a challenging effort to trace many missing letters, and her gradual discovery that Chapman's transcriptions of many letters were rather flawed... it truly reads like a detective story! And the story is still unfolding.
I'll dig into it further, but not for a while, unfortunately; too many demands on my time right now. But I hope it won't be too long before I get back to it, because it is so truly fascinating!
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