Posted by Nora on August 26, 1997 at 18:02:28:
I know this is sick....but I think it's because Jane Austen had it done so quickly,...but I can't not like Henry. I found myself hating Fanny for making him wait. I know you all think that he is weak and feeble, and I would agree with you only if I read the first half of MP. Jane Austen did say that he truely and completely loved her. I know he didn't really wait very long before he went off on cheating with Maria, but that whole thing didn't really stick with me. If JA had gone into it more I think I would feel the same way, but I was hoping right until the very last page that he would say to Fanny,...that Maria threw herself at him and promised she would kill herself if he didn't take her a way. Maybe that would be a good idea for someone in the guild to write about. I still dislike Edmund (maybe it's the whole marrying your first cousin that upsets me).
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