Posted by Linden on June 25, 1998 at 04:09:40:
In response to Northanger Abbey, written by Bonnie on June 24, 1998 at 23:28:59
] First of all, very early in the book, JA mentions baseball. Is this baseball as we know it in the US?
An ancestor of it.
] "The influence of the Viscount and Viscountess in their brother's behalf
That is Henry Tilney
...was assisted by that right understanding of Mr. Morland's circumstances
That is Catherine's father
] What happened??
In other words, Henry's sister and her noble husband, the Viscount, manage to convince the General that Catherine's family is reasonably well off, and therefore she is a suitable wife for Henry.
] 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!
Yes, yes, yes. Except that, fortunately, teenage girls these days are not thrown out of their boyfriend's house because they don't have enough money.
By the way, welcome to Northanger Abbey. Henry Tilney is my favourite JA hero.
- Thank you! Oh Thank you! Bonnie 20:43:08 6/25/98 (4)
- Thank you Bonnie 20:35:12 6/25/98 (0)
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