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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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The House Of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Little did I suspect that a 19th century author held the capacity to tug at my heart!  By the time I neared the end of Wharton’s tragic social commentary entitled The House of Mirth, I had used half a box … Continue reading

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