I wouldn't put much past those two!
Posted by MB on January 05, 1998 at 19:59:26:
In response to The Thorpe Conspiracy Theory? - (long), written by Carolyn B on January 05, 1998 at 19:14:04
] Here's a question that cropped up when I was reading the intro to the NA Penguin Classics edition (1995) by former Cambridge Professor Marilyn Butler:
] Did Isabella and John Thorpe actively conspire to secure the affections of James and Catherine Morland? The book does not state it outright (though readers can find plenty of clues to form a conspiracy theory). The movie seems to imply that John was pushing Isabella.
Some plotting definitely seemed to have been going on. Like I said, wouldn't put anything out of their devious scope!
] Butler suggests that Isabella could be seen as the grand conspirator. (major snippage)
Well, if there are any "brains in the organization, my money's on Isabella, as well!
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