Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 3

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature:  Part 3, by Professor John Sutherland By this point in a course, the third part of four, one ought to have some idea of what one is getting, and this is certainly the case … Continue reading

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Game Review: Airis

Airis, by Ebullience Games From time to time I review games here [1], and to a great extent this game fits within the confines of the sort of games it falls to my lot to play and review.  In this … Continue reading

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Book Review: 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 Reading this book was a bittersweet experience for me.  This is not necessarily the author’s heart, as this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen For Dummies

Jane Austen For Dummies, by Joan Klingel Ray At least occasionally I pick up a Dummies guide and enjoy reading through it [1], and in this case there would be few people more qualified to write this book, as the … Continue reading

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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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