Posted by Cassia on July 01, 1997 at 15:20:52:
In reply to Re: Austen and Dickens posted by Katariina on June 26, 1997 at 11:58:17
] ] I'm only about halfway though the book and I'm enjoying it.
] What is this book, anyway? I never heard of it before, and it sounds interesting.
] ] ] Do we have many Dickens fans here.
] ] I love Dickens and have an inexplicable weakness for that era. Maybe I was there? Ooooh scary!;-)
] Me, too. Though a little less now that I have found JA... By the way, have you noticed that CD is considered a realist and JA a romantic? I find it quite amazing, at least when you look at the principal characters in their books. Just compare Oliver Twist to Elizabeth Bennet. (Could this be something for group read? Anyone?)
] Who considers JA a romantic? She isn't by any definition of the word. Such a remark is very nearly slander. Dickens, on the other hand, is a romantic, full of sentiment, sound and fury. Perhaps this mistake was made because JA chose to "let other pen dwell..." instead of diving right into the social turmoil going on around her.
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