Posted by Karen R on October 27, 1997 at 13:27:29:
In response to Still working on an overview..., written by Hil on October 26, 1997 at 19:42:28
] Just a note, particularly to Karen and Cassia. I am reading your posts with a great deal of pleasure, but I am not able to join in much at the moment, because, although I have read Possession before, I don't actually remember all the details, even of the plot. I know it sounds wierd, but I just don't remember what happens at the end! I have no objection at all to the whole story being discussed, but I will have to reply when I have a read more and got more of an overview myself! I know of two other people only just starting the read, too.
] Right now I am getting to the end of the batch of letters. Amy said in relation to Jane Eyre and Rochester: 'the sexiness of their passion was in the meeting of their minds'. The same could be said of Ash and LaMotte. I love the excitement in their letters, the rapid plunge of regard, but the tension that restrains them is almost unbearable.
Please don't think you need to apologize for anything. Perhaps, we should stick to what is going on in the chapters assigned. It could be that the others you mentioned feel slightly intimidated.
Actually, I just started a reread a couple of days ago (when I bought a paperback edition that I could markup. I've been working off memory (I had just reread it late August-early September).
I've decided to hold off on the "Christabel" poem for a couple of reasons, the more important being that it necessitates a discussion of the end of the novel.
However, I am in total agreement with the comment above from
Amy about the nature of the LaMotte/Ash passion. This is a whole topic and I'll leave it to you to start it whenever you're ready.
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