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In vain I have struggled, it will not do.

I do not have the talent of conversing easily with people I have never met before.

My beloved Ms. Bennett, I met him not more than four years ago at my family business.

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Jane Austen: Independent Woman

In my dissertation (here) I wrote: “And it is in the choosing of husbands, rather than of careers, that the Independent Woman is initially manifested, most famously of course, in literature, in Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet.” 958 more words


What did Austen's Mr Darcy really look like?

A few months ago, Professor John Sutherland and his team undertook to research a historically accurate portrait of what the real Mr. Darcy would have looked like for the “Drama” TV channel. 417 more words

Jane Austen e F. Scott Fitzgerald: tradurre narrativa

Testo 1 – Lady Susan di Jane Austen

Lady Susan Vernon a Mr Vernon

Langford, dicembre

Mio caro fratello,

non posso più rinunciare al piacere di approfittare del gentile invito che mi avete rivolto l’ultima volta che ci siamo lasciati, a trascorrere qualche settimana a Churchill, e quindi, se voi e Mrs Vernon non avete nulla in contrario a ricevermi subito, posso sperare di incontrare tra pochi giorni una cognata che da tanto tempo desidero conoscere. 479 more words


My Favorite Quotes: Jane Austen

Jane Austen is my favorite author. Yes, I’m a total cliche (English degree, owns all the film versions of Pride and Prejudice, knows random Regency facts, etc.) but I love everything about her books!  697 more words


Essay Thoughts.

So, I’m still currently reading through Jane Austin’s Emma. With the Essay closing in soon (31st of March) I’m kind of under the pump to get the book read so I can start the essay, If I did the math correctly from where I am up to (chapter 17) I need to read either 33 pages a day for the next 7 days or around 5 chapters a day, Luckily I was also able to get a very well narrated audio version of “Emma” so the 45 min – 1 hour (nearly 2 if it’s pouring down) car trip is not wasted time. 1,287 more words