Denna diskussion är för närvarande "vilande"—det sista inlägget är mer än 90 dagar gammalt. Du kan återstarta det genom att svara på inlägget.
The saddest thing about Dickens and Maria Beadnell is his ignoring her warnings about the advancing years, meeting her in later life and then cruelly caricaturing her in "Little Dorrit." He seems always to have been the disappointed romantic.
Perhaps she consoled herself with the portrait he drew of her in "David Copperfield" . I am currently re-reading the book and find myself feeling sorry for Dora who is quite shrewd in some ways and knows that her childishness makes her unfit for marriage, but she is always sweet and loving.