Posted by: rearadmiral | November 21, 2012

Emma and other love stories

Happy Bday Jena Malone, Lydia Bennet in P&P2005!!!! Lol, I loved her much more in my favorite movie “For the Love of the Game”, so here she with Sir Kevin…..

In Defense of Edward Ferrars

“….but Emma heard him almost immediately afterwards say to himself, over a newspaper he held in his hand, ‘Hum! just the trilling, silly fellow I took him for’. She had a half a mind to resent; but an instant’s observation convinced her that it was really said only to relieve his own feelings, and not meant to provoke; and therefore she let it pass” -Emma
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Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club “The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen” Annotated and Edited by David M Shapard pg. 363

I had to laugh while I was editing this at work tonight, reading the Downton Abbey part. That’s us! -S
In Spoiler Alert Nation, no one’s safe – The Boston Globe
Americans aged 15 and over spend much more time with on-screen characters than they do with actual friends and family, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And considering that fewer and fewer Americans watch shows when they air, there may be no social infraction worse than revealing whether…

“Her situation should secure your compassion. It was badly done, indeed!-You, whom she had known from an infant, whom she had seen grow up from a period when her notice was an honour, to have you now, in thoughtless spirits, and the pride of the moment, laugh at her, humble her-and before her niece, too-and before others, many of whom(certainly some), would be entirely guided by your treatment of her”. -“The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen” Annotated and Edited by David M Shapard

From “The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen” -Annotated and Edited by David M Shapard…{Caution: Plot Spoiler} “Jane is eager to leave rather than see more of Frank’s flirtation with Emma. Her departure rouses his spirits to an even higher Pitch” (pg 665).

….”He would resent bitterly Mrs. Elton’s treatment of Jane not simply because it made her unhappy and condescended to her, but because the governess position she procured for Jane helped inspire her to break off the engagement when angered by Frank’s behavior”(pg 785).

….”Harriet’s complete inability in this regard, which her earlier efforts attested to, makes it ironic that she, under Emma’s inspiration, should have undertaken the compiling of a book of charades and riddles(pg 133).

“The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen” -Annotated and Edited by David M Shapard…..5 out of 5 stars! I would give this one 6 stars….ok the front cover is not to my limited taste….but I have pasted on two photos of Romola and Jonny Lee Miller to make it more appealing to me(yes, not playing with a full deck!). I love David Shapard’s annotations once again, having enjoyed them with P&P and Persuasion(twice). I didn’t get a chance to read the annotations for S&S(I’m fearing his remarks about St. Marianne). I’m looking forward to his annotation of Northanger and Mansfield. His pithy style is probably not enjoyable to all. I love the warnings for plot spoilers. They are shown as the following {Caution: Plot Spoiler} in bold print.

“Yesterday was a very quiet day with us; my noisiest efforts were writing to Frank, & playing at Battledore & Shuttlecock with William, he & I have practised together two mornings, & improve a little….” -JA to Cassandra Austen 8/24/1805 from Godmersham Park, Kent



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