If they were so common, how comes
Posted by Constanza on May 13, 1998 at 17:20:20:
In response to I think so!, written by Marsha on May 10, 1998 at 17:03:30
they were considered rakes? (by JA mind you, and their fellow characters).
Actually I was referring to Lise's statement "some of their vices seem so trivial in this age that it makes one wonder what is so shocking about it".
I agree that moral standards vary from time to time, but I believe that the faults JA saw in Wickham, Willoughby, etc, would still today be considered serious flaws by most people. At least I hope so!
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