"Twinkle twinkle little star"...
Posted by Erin on January 21, 1998 at 21:26:18:
In response to You twinkle like a little star, MB, written by Helen on January 21, 1998 at 15:40:03
...so much so Michele, you put country music singers and their sequins to shame! ;-)
But is not Austen's comment more mocked depreciation than genuine criticism? I also agree with Caroline that underneath the satire lies a very critical and serious understanding, which Austen possesses towards her characters. I think this 'slant' or angle is a pre-condition to everything, even "sparklehood".;-) And I think this permeates throughout her work, in particular the later, more somber novels.
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