I kind of see Marianne...
Posted by Valerie Mc. on February 05, 1998 at 02:02:17:
In response to Stages and grades of mourning, written by gkb on February 03, 1998 at 22:56:16
As the type to stay in black for the longest possible time, or at least until she meets Willoughby :-)
I rather see Elinor as wearing a sensible and conservative lavender (half-mourning?) for the entire year.
Odd that JA missed the satirical possibilities of mourning customs - perhaps she would have thought it irreverent.
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