Cagliostro and Malta: Fact and Fiction and the Greatest by Thomas Freller

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LY shocked when Mary's brother suggests that Mary has been plotting to hook the handsome Marius Ransome. Wilmet prefers to believe that Mary had had no inkling of Marius's interest until he proposed to her and she rejects the cynical interpretation offered by Mary's approving brother. Barbara Pym mildly satirises men's expectations of women, their seduction by what is superficial or false: a new dress, a thickly madeup face. Neither Jessica nor Mary sees anything useful in depending on intelligence or goodness; in fact the first quality can be a major deterrent.

Middle-aged, the object of her long, unrequited devotion living in the same village, Belinda examines what her feelings might be if the man she loves became a widower and perhaps available to her. Ruefully she faces up to what has happened to her passion: 'For she was now a contented spinster and her love was like a warm, comfortable garment, bedsocks, perhaps, or even woollen combinations - certainly something without glamour or romance. ' 26 Belinda is, perhaps, another version of Prudence in Jane and Prudence; in Belinda's case she can remain faithful to one man because he is reassuringly out of reach.

For the women in these novels are seen merely as reflections of men, as prizes or marks of social class. The women themselves are opaque- their words and actions noted, their outward appearance described, but their inner selves, their motives and feelings are ignored. Again, Amis has the best formulation of this view of women: 'It was queer how much colour women seemed to absorb from their men-friends, or even from the man they were with for the time being. That was bad when the man in question was bad; it was good when the man in question was good'.

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