What about Henry C
Posted by Sarah P on May 08, 1998 at 09:34:16:
In response to Ah yes, written by Arnessa on May 08, 1998 at 00:10:32
... ] Henry Crawford and Mr. Elliot you feel will bounce right back into the game, so there's no use feeling too much for them. Willoughby, however, I feel that a little bit of his heart got wounded too even if he was a rake. Willoughby is the only one of JA's rakes whom I think could have been successfully reformed.
I'm not sure I agree. I know Henry goes off with Maria, but I think if Fanny had married him he would have pretty well reformed. The man who could come to appreciate Fanny enough to propose can't have been all bad - in fact I was really surprised when he ended up so badly, it didn't seem quite right, somehow. Like Willoughby dumping Eliza - I wasn't surprised by Miss Grey but I was surprised he'd actually got a girl pregnant and dumped her.
But yes, I too love Georgette Heyer's rakes, especially Damerel and the Duke of Avon and his son, who proved the saying about reformed rakes, since we get to see them in the sequels.
- Bouncing back? Ann2 17:07:13 5/08/98 (3)
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