Posted by Stolzi on December 30, 1997 at 17:48:56:
In response to Assorted quotes and a question for Kate (longish), written by MB on December 29, 1997 at 15:10:24
Loved your quotes, which reminded me why we all love JA!
overall observations - Is Henry an early portrait of, say, Mr. Bennet? Less cynical and more involved, certainly, but is this what Mr. Bennet was like before he was jaded? And would he have continued more like Henry had he married better?
An intriguing idea, thanks for it!
- Catherine seems to have the most sensible, loving, and responsible parents of all the heroines in Austen
I have wondered whether the description of Catherine's energetic and joyful childhood, with its boyish romps, -- not what we might have thought likely for the era -- is based to some degree on Jane's memories of her own childhood. Has any Austen biography gone into this?
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] P.S. If you are still awakw after all of this and want to respond to parts of it, please remeber to snip any unnecessary parts. Thanks! Lessens my guilt for being so long-winded in the first place...;-)
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