Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

At this point there isn’t a Jane Austen novel I haven’t already read, but such joys should never be experienced only in the singularity.  So it was with anticipation that I picked up Emma after many years of first experiencing … Continue reading

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

What can I say?  Is there any novel by Jane Austen that is not wonderful?  Persuasion, her last book, is certainly that.  The main characters, Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth were betrothed and happily in love in days … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Catherine Morland is a young woman of good breeding but no money in the early 19th century.  She is invited to travel to Bath with her wealthy, but childless neighbors, and her first foray into society is filled with romance … Continue reading

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Longbourn by Jo Baker

For Pride and Prejudice fans, the name Longbourn is already familiar – it is the home of the illustrious Bennett family and their five unmarried daughters.  We know them well, but do we know all the residents of Longbourn?  In … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

The opening lines of Mansfield Park relate the good fortune of Miss Maria Ward, who, with only seven thousand pounds, has snagged herself a wealthy member of the peerage.  As can be imagined, Miss Ward’s family now attempts to use … Continue reading

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