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If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences.

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Best Thing I Read This Week

Persuasion (Spoilers)

Don’t read this if you plan on reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I mean you should read that instead of this because it is perfection.

My heart stopped when I got to that passage in the picture I posted. 357 more words


"And what is fifty miles of good road?"

Taking a little time here to follow up, examining the scene in Pride and Prejudice, where Mr. Darcy, quite unexpectedly visits Elizabeth in the parsonage.   Austen describes that Elizabeth happened to be alone and the conversation did not exactly flow.   1,427 more words

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Emma by Jane Austen (Book Review)

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

It’s About: Beautiful, rich and clever, Emma Woodhouse, doesn’t have room for love, but she has plenty time to give into match making.

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Book Reviews

Emotional abuse from a monster husband - and a complex fascinating heroine

If Elizabeth Bennet is classic literature’s most delightful heroine, Gwendolen Harleth might claim to be its most compelling, and not only because she may – or may not – be guilty of murder. 598 more words


Preparing to Launch a Jane Austen Parody

Two weeks ago, I shared the book blurb for Lady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension (available in print from Amazon and Createspace this December.) Now, for some more details! 298 more words

Dance and Music in SENSE & SENSIBILITY

If you’ve ever seen a screen adaptation of any of Jane Austen’s works, you may have noticed that dancing plays a significant part in the social life of her characters. 419 more words

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