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Written by Julie P.
(8/19/2013 9:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, not too genteel, penned by Linda Benisse
I never for a minute expected this movie to be "genteel." Based on the bits of the book I read, there is very little "genteel" about this story.
As for Austen herself, have you ever read any of her letters? Some of them simply ooze snark. She wasn't a sweet, naive spinster. She said some overtly nasty things about people of her acquaintance. I am reminded of those letters whenever I read MP -- she has some priceless lines when describing Mrs. Norris.
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