Posted by Kathy F. on July 29, 1997 at 23:45:00:
In reply to Lady Susan, the mother posted by Claire on July 28, 1997 at 11:14:44
] She doesn't have the proper feelings for Frederica would put it mildly. She is callous and cold and just plain cruel in her treatment of her daughter. Difficult to absorb that sort of abuse.
Ya wanna know somethin'? The first time I read the novel, I was extremely angry at Frederica for being so stupid and rebellious--because I believed LS implicitly. Whatever she said about her daughter was fact. And that was that. I also believed what she said about everybody, and skimmed over the testimonies of her wrong-doings. I was a willing dupe, just as much as any man. I can't remember exactly at which point I decided that LS wasn't exactly the most truthful person, but I'm sure it was way after I ought to have. :-)
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