Posted by Cheryl on March 19, 1998 at 11:45:35:
In response to So is it worth it, then?, written by Helen on March 19, 1998 at 11:22:22
] 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?
On the other hand, if she married and had a brood of kids, would she have had the time to write? Might we have even less than we do now?
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