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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Title: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen
Year Published: 1814
Pages: 560
Rating: ☆☆☆

I have such mixed feelings about this novel. It’s definitely not my favourite of Austen’s works, but there are parts of it that I really enjoyed. 267 more words

What's Old Is New: Reflections from My Summer Research

“What when & how shall I be when I have got through?”

When my professor/adviser first approached me regarding my college’s new summer fellowship, it seemed far-fetched. 1,685 more words

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27. 'Emma' by Jane Austen

“Better be without sense than misapply it as you do. ”

With Emma, I have now read all of Jane Austen’s completed novels. When I learned about  1,279 more words


Sunday Book Review: Persuasion

Among my list of qualifications for a great summer is time to read without pressure. The Dutch library system seems to agree; the three-week lending window is extended during the summer vacation and they even have a free app where you can borrow eBooks through August 31st. 1,003 more words


Victorian Literary Critics Tried to Destroy My Favorite Author!

Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy, 1872

When his first published novel was harshly criticized by the Spectator, Thomas Hardy was deeply stung and wished he “was dead.” Hoping for commercial and critical success, Hardy focused on the one aspect of his writing that won universal praise: his charmingly rendered rustic dialogue. 800 more words

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Thomas Hardy is Here. Favorite Author. Happy Day!

Desperate Remedies, Thomas Hardy, 1871

Tralala. Whoopee. Thomas Hardy!

Today is a good day. I get to introduce you to my favorite author, Thomas Hardy. 1,307 more words

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Vale Jane Austen: on the 200th anniversary of her death

Today, July 18, marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Unfortunately, because I am travelling I am unable to join my local Jane Austen group’s wake to commemorate her, but I had to do something of course, so I’ve decided to write a post on Austen biographies. 606 more words

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