Posted by Cheryl on March 02, 1998 at 00:45:09:
In response to Oh, okay........, written by Janet on March 01, 1998 at 10:57:49
]...Considering that this removal as well as being sent to boarding school at an early age could easily account for the emotional distancing from her mother, it is no surprise that some of JA's novels suggest weak, silly, or absent mothers;...
Tomalin does say that although it seems harsh to us, all the children (excepting George) turned out well; healthy, cheerful, ambitious. Whether she was a good or a bad mother (or more likely a mixture of the two) she got good results!
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