[LMB] age differences

B Van Look vanlook19 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 13:39:03 GMT 2021


>
> On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 02:58:49 AM GMT+9, <
> adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com> wrote:
> When the Sharing Knife books first came out, some readers were scandalized
> by the age difference between Dag and Fawn.  Others of us, familiar with
> older Harlequins & other romances, were more comfortable with the pairing
> of a woman of 17 and a man who looked 35.
>


On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 1:38 AM M. Haller Yamada via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> I was one of the people slightly squicked out at first by the age
> difference between Dag and Fawn. I think there are a lot of differences
> besides just age! I'll just list a few that struck me.



The huge age and experience gap is what I dislike most about Jane Austen's
Emma.
Mr. Knightley is a good man, but he was 16 when infant Emma was put in his
arms.
That just gives me an "ew"

BJ


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