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
‘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
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
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