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Audiobook Review: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, read by Frances Barber In listening to Jane Austen audiobooks [1] one notices a particular pattern of words and expressions that one does not notice when reading it quickly.  For example, the narrator uses the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austen I have been getting in the habit of listening to audiobook versions of Jane Austen novels, as I like to reread them every year [1].  Recently I have enjoyed the film critiques of an … Continue reading

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Lopping And Cropping

Sometimes, less is more.  The famous novelist Jane Austen [1] was known to be somewhat coy about her writing methods, crafting among the most witty novels to be written in the English language, novels known for their fantastic sense of … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Read And Why

How To Read And Why, by Harold Bloom Many people have read the writings of Harold Bloom, and for decades he has demonstrated himself to be a major supporter of the Great Books and someone who encourages others to read … Continue reading

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The Providence Of A Friendly Author

One of the occupational hazards of writing frequently on biblical subjects is the fact that one’s writing attracts a great deal of commentary from people who have not even bothered to read what is written but are simply looking for … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Persuasion

Persuasion, by Jane Austen, read by Michael Page It should be of little surprise to fond readers that Persuasion has long been a particular favorite among Jane Austen novels for me [1], and it is a novel I reflect on … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, read by Donada Peters As someone who has long felt that Northanger Abbey far too closely resembled by own life at points [1], and as someone who has read the book multiple times, I thought … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heroine’s Bookshelf

The Heroine’s Bookshelf:  Life Lessons, From Jane Austen To Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Erin Blakemore If someone is looking for matters to criticize in a book, this gives plenty of material to choose from, including the author’s decadence and difficulty in … Continue reading

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The Sad Fate Of Ignace Pleyel

The odds are that you have never heard of Ignace Pleyel, like anyone else whose sad fate I would reflect on [1]. I would not have heard of him either, had it not been for listening to a cd of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Darcy’s Daughters

Mr. Darcy’s Daughters:  A Novel, by Elizabeth Aston If you read this novel, you likely know what you are going to get, and will likely not be too disappointed by it.  It is a mostly competently written Regency fanfiction sequel … Continue reading

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