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Re: Sanditon Group Read, chapters 1&2

April 01, 2013 03:46PM
The one thing that struck me at the first reading of the chapter was how slow and sedate everything seemed - I don't mean in the sense of dull, but in the sense of that it displays a completely different attitude to time as we have. Mr Parker injures his ankle - a sprain, nothing more - and is laid up for two weeks, unable to travel, and his hosts, complete strangers until then, are happy to oblige him! I cannot imagine anything like that happen nowadays, and not only because the roads are better and cars better equipped to carry an invalid than carriages - it is more because no one, or almost no one, nowadays, can afford to lose two weeks just like that.

I remember also how we discussed whether the Gardiners were distanced from their children because they travelled at Christmas without them - and here we have Mr and Mrs Parker, who apparently were in town without their four children, none of whom can be older than seven, and now have delayed their journey home for another two weeks, without the slightest concern about their children! Clearly, if the Gardiners left their children at home for a week over Christmas, that would have been nothing out of the ordinary.

I was quite taken by Mr Parker's rant about Brinshore too - that is Jane Austen's comedic genius at one of its fine points indeed.




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Sanditon Group Read, chapters 1&2

Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 02:26PM

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Carol PApril 03, 2013 03:37PM

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Suzanne OApril 03, 2013 06:28PM

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Mari A.April 03, 2013 07:09PM

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JanRApril 03, 2013 07:14PM

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Debra McApril 04, 2013 05:44PM

Mr. Parker's character

Debra McApril 02, 2013 11:50PM

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Mari A.April 03, 2013 07:43AM

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Suzanne OApril 03, 2013 01:03PM

Maps

JanRApril 02, 2013 06:28PM

Me too!

Debra McApril 02, 2013 11:40PM

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Mari A.April 03, 2013 12:19PM

Re: Me too!

JanRApril 03, 2013 07:20PM

Regency Bathing Culture

Mari A.April 01, 2013 05:57PM

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Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 06:31PM

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ShemmelleApril 01, 2013 11:45PM

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JanRApril 02, 2013 06:10PM

Sorry for the delay!

ShemmelleApril 05, 2013 07:53AM

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JanRApril 05, 2013 01:42PM

It does so far...

ShemmelleApril 05, 2013 09:47PM

Re: It does so far...

JanRApril 06, 2013 03:34PM

Re: Sanditon Group Read, chapters 1&2

Mari A.April 01, 2013 03:46PM

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Carol PApril 01, 2013 05:07PM

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Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 05:49PM

Who is Gigi Darcy?

LiseApril 01, 2013 05:38PM

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Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 05:42PM

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Mari A.April 01, 2013 05:42PM

I'm not interested in vlogs, so I'm only reading because I hadn't read this one yet...

LiseApril 01, 2013 05:47PM

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Mari A.April 01, 2013 05:52PM

OK :-)

LiseApril 01, 2013 05:55PM

Chiming in

Debra McApril 02, 2013 11:35PM

Re: I'm not interested in vlogs, so I'm only reading because I hadn't read this one yet...

Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 05:50PM

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Carol PApril 01, 2013 05:50PM

OK

LiseApril 01, 2013 05:53PM

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Mari A.April 01, 2013 06:03PM

Re: OK

LiseApril 01, 2013 06:15PM

Re: Who is Gigi Darcy?

Carol PApril 01, 2013 05:41PM

Re: Sanditon Group Read, chapters 1&2

Mari A.April 01, 2013 05:13PM

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Carol PApril 01, 2013 05:19PM

Let's agree to keep the LBD talk in separate threads

Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 05:45PM

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Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 04:50PM

Also

LiseApril 01, 2013 06:00PM

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Mari A.April 01, 2013 05:05PM

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Suzanne OApril 01, 2013 05:07PM



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