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Old 11-17-2019, 11:39 PM   #31
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Ditto. So all credit to A.B. that despite that lack of mystery, we enjoyed it and were engaged enough to keep reading and want to see events unfold.

However all the excellent critiques of the book’s structure, the author’s foretelling, etc, have me wondering about Charlotte’s reluctance to have the book republished after Anne’s death. I’ve read it was due to the subject matter, but maybe she was also concerned about the quality of the writing.
I'm a Jane Eyre fan. I recently finished Shirley by Charlotte. That was an even bigger slog and took me over 2 months to read. She also had a very saintly character in Caroline that was a bit OTT. I'm still glad I read it because I found the historical content interesting. I'm expecting Villete to be her gold standard so I'm looking forward to reading that next, especially after Issybird's recommendation.
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