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Thread #141909 Message #3268940
Posted By: GUEST,SteveG
05-Dec-11 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Icelandic 'Cruel Mother' story
Subject: RE: Icelandic 'Cruel Mother' story
Very possibly, Jack. Equally though none of the events described in The Cruel Mother earliest version need have come from anywhere else than the writer's own imagination. Personally I still think the main motive for writing it was to act as a warning to well-heeled young ladies not to have liaisons with servants.