So is it worth it, then?
Posted by Helen on March 19, 1998 at 11:22:22:
In response to Tom Lefroy, written by Myretta on March 19, 1998 at 08:03:24
] It is, I think, one of the things that makes her writing so compelling. Jane's misfortune in love has become our good fortune in her art.
Very good post - but I wonder... loving JA as we all do, would you rather she had been able to marry Tom Lefroy, be happy, etc (with the corresponding possibility that she wouldn't write so well), or that she had never met him (and therefore did not suffer from his loss, though at cost to her art). And do you think that if she had married him, she would have gone on to develop her writing, and publish it?
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