Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Teach Us To Understand The Sinfulness Of Our Own Hearts

“Teach us to understand the sinfulness of our own hearts, and bring to our knowledge every fault of temper and every evil habit in which we have indulged to the discomfort of our fellow-creatures, and the danger of our own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Annotated Pride & Prejudice

The Annotated Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen One of the pleasures of reading the same books over and over again is seeking to find different ways for those works to be presented and for different elements to enrich one’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen: The Secret Radical

Jane Austen:  The Secret Radical, by Helena Kelly When one is reading and interpreting a sufficiently complex and layered text, our interpretation of the text reveals more about ourselves than the text we are dealing with.  This happens frequently when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost In Austen

Lost In Austen:  Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure, by Emma Campbell Webster This book was amusing.  If you are a fan of Jane Austen’s novels, and the author assumes that the reader is going to identify with Elizabeth Bennet … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy

The Private Diary Of Mr. Darcy, by Maya Slater This novel falls prey to one of the main failings of novels about the Regency era written by contemporary writers, and that is the tendency to be cynical about the virtue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darcy’s Story

Darcy’s Story, by Janet Aylmer This book does something worthwhile that is harder to do than it might seem at first, and that is to rearrange and reframe the story of Pride & Prejudice while retaining as much as possible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man In The World

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy:  The Last Man In The World, by Abigail Reynolds This particular book is a Pride & Prejudice Variation, where the author has chosen to change Pride & Prejudice at a point and then explore a changed scenario … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Year Without Summer

The Year Without Summer:  1816 And The Volcano That Darkened The World And Changed History, by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman I must admit that I was not greatly impressed with this book.  That is not necessarily the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Jane Austen

Writing Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Aston Reading this book, I found far more similarities between the heroine, one Georgina Jackson, and the author concerning their respective attempts to write within the world of Jane Austen than the author would probably … Continue reading

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A Tour Of The Austen 2019: Emma

Emma, by Jane Austen The particular Emma version I read was about 500 pages long and was distinguished from other versions only by its gorgeous cover, which looked like a line and watercolor type drawing in orange that showed Emma … Continue reading

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