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April 26, 2009


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Thank you sooo much for this wonderful clarification

Maybe Mrs. Clennam let everything go to rot on purpose, as a way to erase every bit of her husband’s legacy because she hated him so much for what he did, or his past with another woman, or whatever. Jealousy makes people do terrible things. Obviously she couldn’t erase Arthur but I don’t think it would be a stretch to say she was probably a terribly abusive woman to the boy Arthur. Just my two cents on the “why didn’t she keep up the house” question.

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