This is less of a problem, though, than Uglow’s inability to write of Losh from any interior perspective. She details a good deal of what Losh did — not really, from this distance, all that much — and, in the few letters that remain, what she thought. Not quite who she was. A portrait done from the outside; a personage no doubt, but not a character.
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