Posted by TracyH on August 01, 1997 at 10:50:41:
In reply to Re: Discovering Lady Susan posted by Laraine on July 30, 1997 at 10:37:42
] I've often wondered if Austen was exploring the limits of female power with Lady Susan or if she was just having fun...
Maybe she was having fun exploring the limits of female power!? What another post described as the one-dimensional aspects of the LS characters may have allowed for a greater feeling of "just having fun" with the story.
I've enjoyed the overall tone of LS -- quite gossipy. Although as I've gone back and re-read letters, the one-dimensional characters sometimes take on greater dimension when I pay attention to the particular aspects of a situation or conversation a character *chooses* to relate in a letter.
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