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How the Internet Ruined Jane Austen

The internet ruined  Jane Austen.

It has ruined:  attention spans, rock album playlists (I’m sure the songs on albums were deliberately arranged in a certain order), newspapers, book reviews, and respect for expertise.  495 more words

Classic Austen

‘Persuasion’ – Jane Austen

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. 418 more words


Every Day Confirms

“The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” … 6 more words


Eyes on Her

That evening Elizabeth appeared again in the sitting-room. She could not avoid noticing how frequently Mr Darcy’s eyes were fixed on her, but as she felt sure that so great a man could not possibly admire her, she assumed that when he looked at her, he was criticizing her in some way. 118 more words


Sense and Sensibility

As society transitioned from stratification, or differentiation by family rank, to functional differentiation, new ways to differentiate people arose. For example, good taste, or a refined, cultured sensibility, became an important social marker. 599 more words


#74 - Christmas at Pemberly Manor

It’s been a very busy few weeks. Family vacations, back to work, rehearsals for a production of Macbeth. Every time I have tried to sit down to escape into the delightful world of Hallmark Christmas movies, I have just gotten too stressed to enjoy them. 2,307 more words

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Book Review: Pride

I’m always intrigued by Pride and Prejudice adaptations. (Is it a truth universally acknowledged that I get excited for them?) But Ibi Zoboi’s “Pride… 386 more words

Jane Austen