you mean "who DIDN'T cry?" and "incredible" indeed!
Posted by greg on September 21, 1997 at 22:12:07:
In response to JE: Helen Burns, written by Cheryl on September 21, 1997 at 20:06:50
OK, confession time. How many people cried the first time they read Jane Eyre and Helen died?
] My edition has a footnote which reads:
Helen Burns is based on Charlotte Bronte's sister Maria. CB insisted that she was true-to-life, despite the pathos of her story, and even fell short of reality: "I abstained from recording much that I remember respecting her, lest the narrative sound incredible"
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