Posted by Valerie on December 31, 1997 at 23:32:34:
In response to Mr. Tilney and Elizabeth, written by Constanza on December 28, 1997 at 09:22:32
] Perhaps they both share a disdain for conversation conventions. Besides, there's some similarity in the way both talk, a little "archness" in their manners. Tilney could very well have been Elizabeth's elder brother in that respect.
Yes, the other heroes often seem either too virtuous or too depressed for much humor (shades of gothic!) Sidney in SANDITON was getting back to Henry's style, but alas, he and the book were unfinished...
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