Posted by Betsy on June 12, 1997 at 07:53:11:
In reply to Did you suspect? posted by Janette on June 11, 1997 at 23:43:10
] To Anyone Out There: When you read Emma for the first time, did you suspect the truth about Frank and Jane? Or were you "doomed to blindness" like Emma. I'm interested to know. I can't remember at all my own degree of cleverness but someone probably spoiled it for me by telling me the plot anyway.
I was clueless. It is a credit to JA that I actually read the book thinking that Mr. Knightley COULDN'T marry Jane Fairfax. "Panic" is too strong a word, but I knew she had to end up with someone and Frank never crossed my mind, so "sense of imending not-rightness" is more like it!