Jane Austen (was a whole lot of re that I snipped off
pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Fri Jun 8 00:59:04 EDT 2001
On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
> The point being that he was most irritated when he felt that she
> wasn't giving a fair picture of the other side. Austen seems not to
> even consider that Mary might be really ill; she mercilessly exposes
> Mary as a malingerer and a social climber. If you're on Mary's
> side, this is very nasty stuff.
I don't know the book of which you speak well enough to make
deliberate comment, but this doesn't make sense to me: surely, if Mary
is a malingerer and a social climber, then she should be treated as
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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