Posted by Cassia on July 14, 1997 at 18:46:33:
In reply to Re: The Usual Henry Crawford Debate posted by Ann on July 13, 1997 at 01:04:34
] ] I think if she written it later in life maybe the outcome would have been better.
] I'm of the opinion that she did write it later in life--at least a year or so later. The similarities between the Fanny/Henry and Jane/Frank(Emma) relationships are many. The big difference is that Frank is, in the end, a decent chap--he grows up, which Henry never does. My theory is that either Austen was dissatisfied with what she did to Henry, or she wanted to write the other side of the Fanny/Henry story, so she wrote Jane and Frank into Emma.
Could be she liked her bad boy so much she had to have a go at redeeming him. I still love Henry, though, even though I want to break his nose.
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