Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Books I Read in July 2016

• Conceived in Liberty, Volume 4 — The Revolutionary War, 1775-1784, by Murray Rothbard, read by Dr. Floy Lilley. — The last book of the series. It was very interesting to see how English politics affected the process and outcome … Continue reading

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Books I Read in November & December 2015

In November I read: • The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast including Ciaran Hinds as Leontes and Eileen Atkins as Paulina, directed by Clive Brill (Arkangel, 2003) — “A sad tale’s best for winter.” But … Continue reading

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Emma’s Holiday Bicentennial

“[I]t was a very great event that Mr. Woodhouse should dine out, on the 24th of December” (ch. 13). On December 23, 1815, Jane Austen’s fourth novel, Emma, was published. Today is its two-hundredth birthday! It is appropriate that it … Continue reading

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Of the Collecting of Books

Of the collecting of many books there is no end — in my family, at least. At the library’s tri-annual book sale last month, I purchased the following for less than ten dollars: • The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park Bicentennial!

On May 9, 1814, Mansfield Park by the “Author of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’” was advertised in The Star. It was published in three volumes and sold for 18 shillings. Mansfield Park was the third of Jane … Continue reading

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Autumn Book Sale

Last month, I went to a book sale at the library and bought a lot of books! I found several books that I wanted but had looked for in vain at previous book sales: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Picking

Between the rain last week and the heat this week, we had a few clear, balmy days. So, last Friday and Saturday, my family went blueberry picking. On Friday we picked 145 pounds and Saturday morning we picked 94 pounds … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Among the Chickens

“A walk of five minutes brought Garnet to the sleepy little town. He passed through the narrow street, and turned on to the beach, walking in the direction of the cob, that combination of pier and breakwater which the misadventures … Continue reading

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When the Frost Is on the Punkin

It’s fall! Fall is not my favorite season (I’m all for warm weather, and I don’t like eating pumpkins or squash), but the colors are so vibrant and beautiful, and, when it’s not too cold, the air is so refreshing … Continue reading

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Byronic Hero

According to Wikipedia1, the character Childe Harold in Byron’s poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (published between 1812 and 1818), is the first example of what came to be known as the “Byronic Hero”. The Byronic hero is very intelligent and sophisticated, … Continue reading

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