Posted by Mary on October 17, 1997 at 08:21:50:
In response to Preachy, yes, written by Hil on October 16, 1997 at 20:34:38
] ] I also found this book to be quite moralizing or preachy?? In JA we certainly see who is at fault and why, but she doesn't go on and ON about it.
] Yes, exactly my reaction too, Barbara. Partly why I've been keeping quiet, too, as I know people love this book so much, and I don't want to bag it and turn it into an 'us and them', I guess.
Yes, the book is very preachy. Everything is either right or wrong, with no gray area allowed. The religious beliefs expressed by characters such as Brockelhurst and St. John Rivers are IMO absolutely puritanical. If this is reflective of the social mores of CB's time, I much prefer JA and the Regency period.
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.