Ladies up for redemption: Mary Crawford – She has learned the true worth of a man with integrity. It even says she was: …long in finding among the dashing representatives, or idle heir-apparents, who were at the command of her beauty and her twenty thousand pounds, any one who could satisfy the better taste she […]
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Austen Novels: Veronica’s Lists I
Veronica’s List in order of preference: Sense and Sensibility – Two sisters, two different paths to romance. Persuasion – A love that stands the test of time. Pride and Prejudice – Overcoming differences. Emma – Maturing and finding one’s true feelings. Mansfield Park – Being genuine no matter what. Northanger Abbey – Gaining perspective on […]
In This Life or the Next
A second chance to get love right was granted Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth eight years after their first failed attempt in Persuasion by Jane Austen. Anne had allowed herself to be guided by duty and the sense of those whose opinions she felt honor bound to respect. Captain Wentworth had sailed off with uncertain prospects. […]
12 Years Later: Persuasion, Austen and Me
12 years ago, I first read Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Between my junior and senior years in college and while working at the J. Crew call center answering customers questions on bikinis that I would never wear myself or corduroy pants that felt like sandpaper–I first read Persuasion. This is the problem of being young and reading […]
Upon Reading My Dear Sophy
One of my favorite aspects of being a Jane Austen fan is the number of prequels, sequels, and deviations her work has inspired. It means that no matter which of her novels I pick up there is sure to be another book to dive into should I wish to remain in the world of that […]
Of a New Persuasion
Before this month my favorite Austen novel was Sense and Sensibility with Pride and Prejudice being my second. Well, they have now both been shifted down a notch because Persuasion is now my Jane Austen number one. I love the fact that Anne Elliot is twenty-seven, making her the oldest of Austen’s heroines. It is her age and experience that lend her […]
Happy New Year Dear Readers
We’re off to a serious start with a return to an Austen classic: Persuasion. Sarah and I have elected to break out our gorgeous annotated editions, the one edited by Robert Morrison. I do not anticipate this being a quick read as we will be discussing Jane Austen’s story and the additional information Morrison has included […]
The Cotillion, The Waltz, and Anne Elliot
Last Monday my husband and I started taking ballroom dancing lessons. It was his idea. I kid you not!
Lyme Regis, The Cobb, and Austen
Reading Dreaming of Mr. Darcy made me want to do two things: Visit Lyme Regis and re-read Persuasion.
Lord Byron’s Bite
In Michael Thomas Ford’s, Jane Bites Back, a love triangle arises between three main characters: Jane Austen (the vampire), Walter (the boring guy), and Lord Byron (the poet/vampire).