Posted by Bonnie on June 24, 1998 at 23:28:59:
I just finished reading this book. I have a few questions if anyone might care to comment.
First of all, very early in the book, JA mentions baseball. Is this baseball as we know it in the US?
Second. Sometimes, either through the unfamiliar language or what was commonplace understanding then, I do not completely understand all the passages I read. This is usually not a problem, as the story will hold up anyway. However, this particular one has left me behind.
It is in the last chapter. Where she is summing up all that has happened behind the scenes. She is discussing the hitherto unknown suitor for Eleanor's affection, and simulutaneously clearing young Mr. Morland's name. I am very confused as to what she means. It follows:
"The influence of the Viscount and Viscountess in their brother's behalf was assisted by that right understanding of Mr. Morland's circumstances which, as soon as the General would allow himself to be informed, they were qualified to give...."
Is the brother, of the Viscount and Viscountess, and Mr. Morland one and the same? Or is she talking about two separate incidents sqashed into one paragraph? Is Mr. Morland just an aqaintance/associate of theirs or the brother? What happened??
Thirdly, did anyone else think that she so truly captured the common spirit of teenagers? Particularly teenage girls? How much we are the same over the centuries!
- Delightful teen-ager - yes indeed Katy 20:36:44 7/05/98 (1)
- Delightful Teenager katy 23:12:50 7/05/98 (0)
- Some answers Linden 04:09:40 6/25/98 (6)
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