Posted by Stolzi on December 04, 1997 at 17:52:49:
In response to Fanny ha-ha or Fanny peculiar?, written by kates on December 04, 1997 at 14:11:41
] So what do people think about Fanny?
I like Fanny, and I think JA liked Fanny, but I agree that she is just a bit insipid. It's also hard to forgive her for being, not just pained and distressed, but critical in a rather superior way, of her harassed mother's household at Portsmouth.
CS Lewis (as usual) nailed it for me in his essay on Jane Austen, which I quoted here some weeks ago, but it's probably gone where dead messages go.
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