Posted by Lesley on February 13, 1998 at 01:50:25:
I had the urge to read Persuasion and I've come across some things I don't understand. In Bath, when Anne meets Admiral Croft looking at a the picture in the shop window, JA mentions that she left Lady Russell in the lower part of Bath in order to walk home. She is unattended. However, Emma2 drew some heat bc it shows Emma driving around Highbury alone. I thought this was wrong, as well. So, why is Anne unattended eventhough she is a gentlewoman? Because of her age?
And then, when Anne manipulates the situation so she can sit at the end of the bench she "compares herself to Miss Larolles, the inimitable Miss Larolles." Who is this person?
Also, Lady Dalrymple says that Captain Wentworth "has more air that one often sees in Bath. Irish, I dare say." Why did she assume that he was Irish. Because of his colouring? I thought the Brtish in general thought the Irish had much less air than themselves.
Oh well, I hope that some of you can enlighten me!
- Lady Dalrymple Andrea Jutson 20:46:59 2/14/98 (1)
- P.S.- Probably just snobbishness!:-) (nfm) Andrea Jutson 20:48:49 2/14/98 (0)
- Lady Dalrymple Andrea Jutson 20:46:49 2/14/98 (0)
- Lady Dalrymple Andrea Jutson 20:45:33 2/14/98 (0)
- Propriety, etc. The Mysterious H.C. 03:55:13 2/13/98 (1)
- Link Lesley 21:26:59 2/13/98 (0)
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