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Reserve vs. Shyness in Jane Austen

In the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice, when Mr. Darcy proposes and is rejected (in the rain – my theory is that in this movie Elizabeth Bennett rejects him because he is so ungentlemanly as to propose instead of doing something constructive like getting the lady an umbrella or a carriage or even offering his coat), and among other things Elizabeth mentions his interference in the romance between Mr. 1,173 more words

Jane Austen

Fanny Price's tea party

Saturday’s tea party was a huge success. Here are some photos of proceedings:


bits and bobs

Thank you to all who came along to Fanny Price’s tea party on Saturday – please let me have any photographs you took, to pop in the blog. 156 more words


“Where is Fanny?”: Memory in Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park is, well, it’s over-looked for the more popular Austen novels. Shame on people who overlook this beautiful work of fiction because the heroine is not your typical heroine. 1,168 more words


Book Review: Mansfield Park

Jane astonished me on how well she expresses the exact things that could ever run to our minds in connection to our actions. Since I’ve been raised into a pretty conservative family and environment, the setting of this book relates to how things go on inside our homes, from the expectations between the parents and children to the principles, choices and fears we find in ourselves. 283 more words


A Local Occurance


10:07 a.m.

2nd Starbucks on Crystal Drive, the corner table by the exit door.

One of the many men exiting looks to my table of Mansfield extravaganza, and stops. 100 more words

If Only

This is fifth in a series of guest posts written by “Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter in celebration of Mansfield Park’s bicentennial. 300 more words

Jane Austen