Posted by Kathy F. on June 08, 1997 at 01:25:22:
In reply to Mary Crawford posted by Barbara on May 15, 1997 at 18:35:13
] I know she is characterized as pretty and vivacious, and Fanny is far from exciting, but I just don't understand how proper Edmund could fall for someone like Mary. So far in the story, she has made inappropriate remarks about her uncle, criticized the church, and made Fanny suffer by coveting her horse. Edmund's admiration of her seems to be something he doesn't even understand himself.
Ah, but we are not told all that went on between the criticisms--and that's what stuck, for a while at least. That is what him override his sense of propriety--the in-between bits.
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