Places for the start of the Quadrille!
Posted by Stolzi on November 06, 1997 at 09:46:50:
In response to We're Displacing Tomorrow. . . ., written by Ken on November 06, 1997 at 07:44:52
] . I help support about 400 economists for the US Dept. of Agriculture.
Are you in Washington DC or elsewhere? We used to live around there.
] Sorry, I didn't mean that to sound like trolling (-: In a fit of boredom, I maybe got more carried away than I realized.
No problem. I just didn't want mine to convey an unwarranted impression of personal interest, if you know what I mean.
] That's the way I see it. IMHO, those who like Mary are either seeing something in her I fail to, or else are bringing an entirely different set of values to the book than am I.
Yes, well, if you want somebody to enjoy being with at a dinner party, it's Mary every time. But if your nearest and dearest die, or some other catastrophe happens, you'd be better off to have Miss Fanny Price for your friend.
I think JA set out to make Mary Crawford sparkling, and we all know from Elizabeth Bennet how well JA could do sparkle. But she also wanted to show the defects of someone without proper principles, and the Crawfords are her object cases. MP is perhaps the "preachiest" of all the JA novels.
Good luck on the move.
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