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"Why not seize the pleasure at once!"

And so my school year begins with the reading of Jane Austen’s Emma. I’ve never read Emma before but I have spent some time in Austen’s world, sometimes there have been zombies. 18 more words


SCREENPLAY: Mr. Darcy Confronts Mr. Wickham

Jane Austen never wrote a scene where men were talking without a woman present.  She said she did not know how men would talk in that circumstance.  534 more words

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Classics Club, Book #7: Emma (from July 2014)

This is my seventh post for The Classics Club (just a month late).  I’ll be reading one classic book a month for the next 4-5 years.  469 more words


What would Mr Darcy be worth today?

Fascinating article in the Daily Telegraph shows that (depending on your mode of calculation) Mr Darcy £30,000 a year at the start of the 1800s could be recalculated to about £12m! 65 more words

Eighteenth Century Society

My favorite love quotes

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.” — Anne Brontë


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” — … 270 more words


The Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by Em from Alwaysopinionatedgirl – don’t forget to check out her blog. Thank you so much – I’m really excited to be a part of this! 775 more words


Jane Austen: Emma: Chapter 41


In this state of schemes, and hopes, and connivance, June opened upon Hartfield. To Highbury in general it brought no material change. The Eltons were still talking of a visit from the Sucklings, and of the use to be made of their barouche-landau; and Jane Fairfax was still at her grandmother’s; and as the return of the Campbells from Ireland was again delayed, and August, instead of Midsummer, fixed for it, she was likely to remain there full two months longer, provided at least she were able to defeat Mrs. 2,903 more words

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