Catherine's cautious conclusions
Posted by Carolyn B on January 13, 1998 at 23:47:49:
In response to Catherine as a Private Eye, written by Constanza on January 13, 1998 at 16:00:00
] I simply adore the way Catherine jumps to conclusions!
And even after she grown wise through disillusion, she can still conclude in Ch. 25::
" Charming as were all Mrs. Radcliffe's works. . . it was not in them perhaps that human nature, at least in the Midland counties of England, was to be looked for. Of the Alps and Pyrenees, with their pine forests and their vices, they might give a faithful delineation; and Italy, Switzerland, and the south of France might be as fruitful in horrors as they were there represented. Catherine dared not doubt beyond her own country, and even of that, if hard pressed, would have yielded the northern and western extremities."
You never know what goes on in foreign parts....
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