Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Persuasion

“…She believed she must now submit to feel that another lesson, in the art of knowing our own nothingness beyond our own circle, was become necessary for her.” I doubt there are many who are not familiar with the plot … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey

    Being that summer is already halfway over, and I hadn’t read any of the classics yet this year, I decided it is high time I read one! Northanger Abbey, the one Austen novel I had not yet read … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Guide to Life

The Jane Austen Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman by Lori Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lots of lessons here, and information not only on the books Austen wrote but on her own life. At … Continue reading

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A Jane Austen Education

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz My rating: 4 of 5 stars “I was twenty-six, and about as dumb, in all human things, as any … Continue reading

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Happy Autumn

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”                                                                                                                  ― George Eliot “Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and … Continue reading

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