An understandable reaction
Posted by Mark on August 24, 1998 at 12:53:25:
In response to I wasn't attacking P&P, written by Patricia R. on August 23, 1998 at 09:39:08
] Because I said I liked WH better is not an attack on P&P. I don't like the fact that it seems to have been taken that way. I really like P&P, and I like Jane Austen. I prefer Emily Bronte's book Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice, that's all.
What would be the reaction on a Bronte board if I stated that Wurthering Heights is not as deep, thought-provoking, interesting, or as well-written as Pride and Prejudice? Do you think that statement would go unchallenged?
If you state you perfer one book over another, few people will argue with you. But when you make statements like the foregoing, especially on a board dedicated to the "lesser" book, would you not expect a challenge?
Trust me, we love differing opinions here at Pemberley. I, myself, am decidedly in the minority with my low opinions of Mr. Bennet. But differing opinions lead to interesting discusiions. How boring it would be if we all agreed on everything!
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