Saturday, January 19, 2013

O.K., I'll Read Her Already

"As Jane Austen’s best-loved novel turns 200, Paula Byrne looks at its roots in the great events of the author’s time" — Pride and Prejudice – and politics. This, and The New Beginning's Good News for Janeites. And then at Ollie's Bargain Outlet a week or so ago I saw on the shelves something titled Jane Austen: Christian Encounters Series.

I started reading her, and was charmed, after having finished whatever I was reading while in Texas for a conference, as she was the only thing readable I could find in a huge bookstore there, but desisted for whatever reason. A post of mine after that — I Should Pick Up Jane Austen.

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Blogger papabear said...

Austen's novels have been denigrated as being mere chick-lit, more recently by some in the androsphere, but I think her novels still contain some good advice for women, even if she is realistic in class expectations about hypergamy and the importance of wealth.

January 20, 2013 at 3:01 AM  

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