Ironic or not, it shows....
Posted by Caroline on January 20, 1998 at 21:47:54:
In response to Perhaps I am too "light and bright"..., written by MB on January 19, 1998 at 19:10:04
...but I never thought of it this way. I always took it as ironic and as a slight "dig" at contemporary authors who were doing that (according to Sir Walter Scott) "Big Bow-Wow strain". I don't think she seriously considered adding any "long discourses"; she let her feelings and opinions be known in a less didactic way through her characters and their "fates".
Perhaps...though I like to think that under that irony she was actually being very, very serious...she knew how it would be judged, whether she agreed with it or not. And I think it shows that she was very much a 'child of enlightenment', though not ,perhaps the way Patrick meant it!
] (too often light, too seldom bright, sparkling only when wearing large earrings)
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