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|S+S1's Edward Ferrars
Written by Tom P2
(2/4/2013 5:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, S&S viewed again, penned by StephenB
I disagree about Edward's being a central failure. Even though none of his few moments of humour from the book made it into the adaptation, there's life and drama there once you get attuned to it. I particularly like his delivery of "I forgot something I had no right to forget" and "If it were consistent with honour for me to speak -- to --". As for the attraction with Elinor, I concede that it's low-key, but at the very least they had something in common: they were the only two people with the grace to conduct a good conversation in the drawing room at Norland, when nobody else was up to it.
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