Jane Austen at Home

A Biography

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Alesya
Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2019, 14:12
What Mrs Luff clearly remembered was their description of Jane Austen in the act of running across the field to call on her friends. I like to think that this last, insubstantial image of Jane running through the Hampshire grass in fact shows her run...Continua
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Alesya
Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2019, 14:00
But the enduring reason for Jane’s popularity today is that she seems born outside her time, to be more like one of us, for she lifelong expresses the opposite point of view: in favour of vitality, strength, independence.
Alesya
Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2019, 13:59
For until you had seen such a relationship described by Jane Austen, you did not know that you wanted it.
Alesya
Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2019, 13:59
And the last word may go to Virginia Woolf: Jane Austen was born before those bonds which (we are told) protected woman from truth, were burst by the Brontës or elaborately untied by George Eliot. Yet the fact remains that Jane Austen knew much mor...Continua
Alesya
Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2019, 13:58
And Jane all her life would be interested in ordinary, unexceptional girls and what might happen to them. Her quietest heroine of all, Fanny Price, had ‘no glow of complexion, nor any other striking beauty’, while Catherine Morland had ‘nothing heroi...Continua

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