Posted by Sylvia on July 02, 1997 at 14:19:05:
In reply to Emma as an old maid! posted by kathleen (elder) on June 30, 1997 at 02:34:09
] So, suppose Emma does end up an old maid? How would she turn out? She wouldn't be poor, but would she be bored out of her mind?
] Speculations, anyone?
How about Emma as JA? A great occupation for a genteel country woman of some means in those days was a writer-- think JA. And a great subject for her novels would be matching up her heroines and heroes in matrimony! Well, stranger things have happened. If only she developed her talents like Jane Fairfax!
han a facet of Miss Taylor.
I thnk that JA did have a concept of how old Miss Taylor was, which had to be in her mid-30's. Doesn't someone comment when she has her baby that they were gald it went smoothly because she was getting on in years? I think JA knew that Miss Taylor was older, and she served as a kind of mentor-friend for Emma.
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