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Written by Lisa Dalrymple
(8/28/2003 12:22 p.m.)
I got so far behind in the reading I went to the library last night and got the only copy of S&S they had on tape. My normal 1.5 hr commute (round trip) has suddenly become 2 + hrs due to construction, so I figured I could at least enjoy sitting in traffic and catch up on my "reading". The version I have is read by Julie Christie, and I have discovered that it is abridged! I am so disappointed! I inched along about 1 mile during Edward's whole stay at Barton. No reference to Edward's mystery servant and no discussion of the picturesque, among other things. *sniff*
Even though many little details are snipped out, I enjoy Mrs. Jennings' telling the Dashwood girls that if they come to London together they can laugh at her odd ways behind her back! She's so funny, I really like her. She may be a bit annoying, but I think she is quite aware of the impression she makes on people. She just doesn't care - she will be herself whether they like her or not.
Also, after Marianne has seen W at the party, they go back to Mrs. Jennings' house and:
"... as Mrs. Jennings was luckily not come home, they could go directly to their own room, where hartshorn restored her a little to herself."
What is hartshorn, and should I ask over at L&T?
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