Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.)
is probably my fourth most favorite Austen novel, following Emma
, and Sense and Sensibility
. This is not the gay frivolity and biting wit of Pride and Prejudice
, but it is rich and complex in characters, plotting, and loads of moral dilemmas. While Fanny Price may not be the heroine of the stature of an Anne Elliot, Elizabeth Bennet, Elinor Dashwood, or Emma Woodhouse, she is a fiercely loyal and compassionate person with...
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