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I have been on a mission to read the Jane Austen books that I had not previously read.
And, I just finished Emma.
It was excellent.
Have you read this one?
Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM in Reading | Permalink
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No, I haven't read any Jane Austin! I have watched movies and love them.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home |
September 22, 2011 at 07:29 AM
I have read everything that Jane Austen wrote, including her unfinished works. I love the way Jane Austen could spin a story. It is captivating and entertaining. I've read Pride and Prejudice several times, as it is my favorite.
September 22, 2011 at 08:33 AM
That was the first book I chose from the twenty-five "classics" loaded onto my Nook, and I never cease to be amazed at the wonderful arrangement of words and phrases---don't you think of our fingers flying a thought onto the screen, and more times than not, I forget the ending before I've filled in the middle. And to have to WRITE every word---every delicious, perfect word, in those convoluted, read-them-twice sentences---WRITE them, pausing to dip and blot and remember where you were going, and then scribe---we cannot imagine. The pages, loose, scribbled between chores and calls and duties, inky in a pocket or folded in a book, dashed down with just-dried, chapped hands, or by light of a meager candle---were precious and hoarded, as the story took shape and the characters came to life.
Just the DOING of the thing, let alone those soaring stories---amazing and awesome.
Oh, for the other twenty masterpieces she might have given us, had she had these magical machines to speed the words onto the page! Her place in history is assured, by dint of those few marvelous volumes, and we rejoice for them, but there's still a pang of WHAT IF, for the lost sentences which could have been. Glass half full---very full, and we enjoy, but still wonder.
September 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM
I really liked Persuasion. If you've not read that, it's quick and I love the heroine, Anne. As racheld said, Austen's sentences are so long and smart. I have to read many of them twice to get it, but she says perfectly, exactly what she means.
Jennifer Grenko |
September 22, 2011 at 01:12 PM
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September 22, 2011 at 09:46 PM
I have tried to read this one several times. I've seen the movie but I can't get into the book which bothers me cause I'm usually a good reader.
See you tomorrow at Pink Saturday. Katharine
September 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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