Posted by Jessamyn on July 20, 1997 at 01:56:55:
In reply to a fond farewell posted by Beth S. on July 20, 1997 at 00:19:53
] My only regret is leaving this board so swayed in favor of Emma2. :-) I battle on for the rights of Emma3, and I hope to see you all when I can.
Hey, we're not all Emma2 fanatics. Gwenyth is gracious, but way too bony and blonde; Harriet is merely a parody (a funny one, but not what Austen had in mind); and a lot of the upper-class spoofing brings in more Victorian ideas (like the servants toting all that furniture around for them out of doors). On the other hand, Mrs. Elton was fabulous, and the story had more momentum than Emma3, to my mind.
Come back soon and argue it!