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Jane Austen
Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɔːstən/) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her... show more
Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɔːstən/) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
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Maverynthia: Library of the Labyrinth of Blue
Overall this book is boring. There's really nothing that happens except taking strolls, playing cards and having balls/parties. Of course there's talking, lots of talking. That being said there's a lot here that modern romance and YA novels can learn here. First of all Elizabeth (the MC) never doubt...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-25)I think it's evident, once one steps back from an emotional response to the novel, that it would have benefited from some editing and expanding by Austen, had she lived.I can see the flaws in it. It seems disjointed and overly episodic, and I think the excursion to Lyme ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-20)If Jane Austen had never become a novelist, what would have happened? What would have happened to the British? Have Jane Austen's works become an antidote to a harshness in the world? Are they a key to disarming totalitarian societies? To making the world decide to be ha...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 months ago
"Here's harmony!" said she; "here's repose! Here's what may leave all painting and all music behind, and what poetry only can attempt to describe! Here's what may tranquilize every care, and lift the heart to rapture! When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wicke...
Merle
Merle rated it 6 months ago
This book was lovely, unexpected fun. After reading Mansfield Park and Persuasion in recent years, I concluded that Jane Austen’s work was not for me: their characters seemed bloodless, their heroines prim and infallible, their subject matter a tedious catalogue of the social lives of the independen...
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