Posted by: rearadmiral | December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays!!!!!!

“Searching for Captain Wentworth” by Jane Odiwe
5 Teacups out of 5!! My one Bath experience wasn’t so great. If this book had been available when I went, it would be a most helpful guide, never mind the wonderful and entertaining story. The time travel aspect was well done indeed. Many will enjoy the details given about various Regency objects and customs. Lol, I’m not so detail oriented. The inclusion of Jane Austen’s brothers, and especially sister-in-law Eliza, was a particular delight.

The many versions of the best couple ever. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy *-* (via The Meryton

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Jane Austen

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
Jane Austen

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
Jane Austen

From Wiki:
As Anna Quindlen wrote, “Pride and Prejudice is also about that thing that all great novels consider, the search for self. And it is the first great novel to teach us that that search is as surely undertaken in the drawing room making small talk as in the pursuit of a great white whale or the public punishment of adultery.” Quindlen, Anna (1995). “Introduction”. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Modern Library. p. vii. ISBN 0-679-60168-5.

“I sincerely hope your Christmas in Hertfordshire may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings, and that your beaux will be so numerous as to prevent your feeling the loss of the three of whom we shall deprive you.”
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it.” ‘Northanger Abbey’ – All Things Jane Austen

I have not the pleasure of understanding you ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ― Jane Austen, Emma Woodhouse

“The day seems to improve. I wish my pen would, too. ” –Jane Letters from JANE AUSTEN

JaneAustenCentreBath @JAConlineforum
I am glad you are to have Henry with you again invite him & the boys you cannot but have a cheerful, & at times even a merry, Christmas -JA

“The arrogance of birth and inherited property are never so lightly dismissed as by the admirable Admiral Croft-‘the baronet will never set the Thames on fire, but there seems no harm in him.’ ” – The Neighbourhood of Tombuctoo: Conflicts in Jane Austen’s Novels by Angus Wilson pg189 from Critical Essays on Jane Austen edited by B.C. Southam


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