Cassandra and the letters
Posted by Cheryl on April 07, 1998 at 11:30:24:
In response to yes, and..., written by Kate on April 07, 1998 at 11:21:11
] ] While Jane will always be a shadowy figure, Cassandra is downright invisible! I wish we knew more about her as well...
] And Cassandra was obviously a determined woman, given how much influence she had on excising parts of the JA record.
Yes! Perhaps this why, although I would love to see them, I don't begrudge Cassandra's actions re the letters after Jane's death. No one knew Jane better or would know Jane's wishes regarding her private matters than Cassandra. I've always felt that in destroying Jane's letters, she was doing what Jane herself would want, and how can we argue with that? ;-)
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