Posted by Constanza on December 23, 1997 at 15:10:40:
In response to I won't spoil it for you, but..., written by Caroline on December 22, 1997 at 22:29:45
They are death (Emma, Persuasion), absent (Northanger Abbey; Mansfield Park) or have little influence on their daughters' life. On the other hand, there are always a female character that fills in the role of mother/confidante: Mrs. Gardiner, Emma's former governess; Lady I-don't-remember-her-name in Persuassion; the Aunt in Mansfield Park, etc. What do you think?
BTW Merry X-mas to all!
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