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Mansfield Park on DVD

Mansfield Park on DVD

We rented a bunch of movies to watch over the holidays and one of them is the movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. I’m trying to see all the movie versions of all the Jane Austen novels I’ve been reading lately. Jade and I enjoyed watching this movie as we have with the other Jane Austen movies. She hadn’t read the book yet so she couldn’t really compare. I, on the other hand, almost preferred this movie version to…

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Lady Susan

Lady Susan

┬áLady Susan is one of the lesser known novels/short stories written by Jane Austen. I had a bit of a time finding the book, but I finally was able to find it tucked in ‘Sanditon and Other Stories’. This volume contains Jane Austen’s Sanditon, The Watson’s and Lady Susan plus some other even lesser and unfinished stories. I only had to read Lady Susan for the Jane Austen Bookclub Online but ended up reading the other stories too. Lady Susan…

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Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

There is nothing more endearing than a sympathetic character like Fanny Price. I think that’s why I started feeling better when I started reading this book by Jane Austen for the Jane Austen Book Club Online. I was so disappointed with Emma that I really was looking forward to this book to rejuvenate my excitement for reading the rest of the Jane Austen books. I wasn’t disappointed. A recurring theme in most Jane Austen novels is the exploration of the…

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Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma is the third book by Jane Austen that I have read so far. I joined the online Jane Austen Club, so I should have the rest of the books read within the year. Usually, when I like a book I zip right through it (slightly slower with Jane Austen books) devouring and savoring every twist and turn of every word. That’s how it was when I read Pride and Prejudice and again with Persuasion. Emma, on the other hand,…

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The Jane Austen Book Club – Persuation Round Up

The Jane Austen Book Club – Persuation Round Up

Wits and Nuts has posted the round up of Persuasion readers from the cyberspace version of the Jane Austen Book Club. Click on the link to see what the other members of the book club had to say about Persuasion. Earlier this year, I had determined to re-read Pride and Prejudice, which I’ve done. In the process, my daughters and I got interested in the PBS specials on Jane Austen and movies from her novels. So I decided to go…

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Someone asked me sometime ago, “How do you feel when you’re talking to him? Do you feel any of the old feelings you had?” I answered, “Fine, we’re just like old friends now. He’s got his life, I have mine.” I meant it I certainly have no desire to ‘rekindle’ anything or to even want or wish for anything more than just friendship now. I am happy with my life, where I am, who I’m with. BUT… You knew that…

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