Posted by Barbara on December 24, 1997 at 00:25:35:
In response to Not that old!!, written by Linda on December 23, 1997 at 17:07:23
] ] ] Emma also married George Knightley, 16 years her senior.
] ] With Emma and Knightley, 16 years wasn't much. With Marianne and Brandon, he's about 30 years her senior!!!!
] ] Ewww
] Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
At the start of the book, Marianne is 17 and Colonel Brandon is 35. The discrepancy between their ages is discussed at the beginning of Chapter 8. When they marry, she is 19 and he is 37.
Perhaps the confusion is because Kate Winslet was close to the age of her character Marianne in the movie S&S, whereas Alan Rickman was probably 48 or 49 at the time it was filmed. So, he is maybe 30 years older than KW, but he certainly does not look at it. And IMHO, I would not say Ewwww! (Nothing like!)
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