Posted by Ann on September 17, 1997 at 12:36:40:
In reply to JA -- a romantic writer? posted by kathleen (elder) on September 14, 1997 at 17:24:37
I agree that JA was not a romantic. If she were, her characters would be willing to sacrifice anything for love.
This is completely opposite of what Austen conveyed in her novels. The only character I can think of in her novels who was willing to give up everything he held dear in order to be with his love is Darcy in his first proposal--and Austen gave him a slap in the face for it.
This is actually what I like best about Austen, and what I hate the most about the Brontes.
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