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Old 08-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by fantasyfan View Post

Thus, I believe that Jane Austen is preparing the reader to meet, in Fanny, a very different sort of character than Elizabeth Bennett. A character who has a lot less sparkle and wit but who knows more of suffering and may well be more complex and have a greater depth than the heroine of Pride and Prejudice.
That's not difficult! I think Fanny is more the "sister" of Anne Elliot or, in some way, of Catherine Morland.
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