Just enough description
Posted by Amy on October 05, 1997 at 21:05:07:
In response to Oh, I agree, written by Maggie on October 05, 1997 at 19:44:56
] ] i can't let ch. 23 pass without paying homage to perhaps the most exquisite prose, in my most favorite chapter, in all of fiction.
I like the way Bronte puts in just a little description of her surroundings. I don't really miss it in Austen, because she fills us up with so much other good stuff, like what's inside people.
And I don't generally like rapturous multi-adjectived on-and-ons about the sunset or the rolling hills, but Charlotte has a nice light tough with it, and usually puts in something unexpected, like in Villette Dr John points out how well the moon looked that evening, and Lucy commented to herself that while it was true, the moon usually did look well. I thought that was pretty cute.
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