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Young, inexperienced Catherine is allowed to accompany her neigbours Mr and Mrs Allen to Bath. There two men seem to fancy her: gentlemanlike Mr Tilney and her new best friend's brother John Thorpe.
Who to choose, that is the question.
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Sent today to ekaterin4luv in Germany! Enjoy!
I particularly loved her sartirical rendition of Mme Radcliffe's horror novels at Northanger Abbey. No chiché is left untouched, no cupbourd unopened. But all in vain, no ghosts and no cruelly hidden wifes do pop up! And the only mysterious happening comes without thunder or storm, out of the blue with no atmospherical warnings. Tsk.
But, is it just me or was Jane Austen really not pleased with Bath? Her descriptions of false flattery and inane chatter are laced with slight bitterness in my opinion.
And her running comentary is sometimes too much to bear, her need to constantly defend her own style of writing could be seen as some sign of unsecurity.
But I was really unimpressed by the ending of the book. It was too fast, the conclusion given like an afterthought.
"The anxiety which in this state of their attachment must be the portion of Henry and Catherine, (...) as to its final event, can hardly extent, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, who will see in the tell-tale compression of the pages before them, that we are all hastening together to perfect felicity."
Oh well, as far as I remember, the conclusion of Pride and Prejudice covered only half a page, and I loved that book.
I wonder why it was on my Mount-TBR before it had been added to my virtual bookshelf.