Posted by Amy on October 16, 1997 at 21:47:23:
In response to Realism in Austen, written by Patti on October 16, 1997 at 19:13:31
] I do like Jane Austen and am not trying to put down her works, but one would like a little feeling and deepness in a book.
JA makes me feel, and I see things below her surface.
The feelings are quieter and more subtle, maybe even spanning a narrower range, more like real life, I think.
As for depth, I'd have to argue that JA's stories are more multi-layered than Charlotte's. Maybe the characters don't feel things as deeply (maybe that's what you meant, Patti?) or so violently, except Marianne, who's not exactly rewarded for her passionate nature, but the situations in JA's books, to me, always leave so much more latitude for looking at them many different ways.
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