Posted by: rearadmiral | February 12, 2013

We found Nemo! Or, he found us!

“What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved” by John Mullan……5 very very full Regency Teacups full out of 5!!!

What a delight!! Well worth the wait! I hate to return it to the PL to wait for it to come back! Nearly all the reviews I have read are positive and I strongly agree. Lol, there was one reviewer who couldn’t recommend this book to general Austen fans. Huh? Dear Miss Sour Cherries, have you actually read Austen?? So many gem comments in the book!

“Catch the dramatic and narrative subtlety of what Austen is doing as Fanny turns away from us and we indeed catch her in what Virginia Woolf called ‘the act of greatness.’ Characteristically, this moment of audacious fictional experiment is also an instance of the most perfect reticence”. p320 -John Mullan “What Matters in Jane Austen”

I’m sure there are more movies/series….but wanted to post this when I saw it. Hopefully, Austenland will be out before the summer. Not as interested in Death Comes to Pemberley, but maybe Andrew Davies or Sandy Welch(if they are involved) will spice it up!

Touring with Jane Austen ~ Bath, Englandjaneausteninvermont.wordpress.comGentle Readers who love to travel, especially those who love to follow in Jane Austen’s Footsteps: I am linking to this post by Nan Quick, one of our JASNA members from New Hampshire. She had ema…

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…blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. #JaneAusten #Emma

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You had better look about you & ascertain what you do & what you mean to do. –John to Emma on Elton

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I think your manners to him encouraging.I speak as a friend, Emma.

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Such an imagination has crossed me, I own, Emma; and if it never occurred to you before, you may as well take it into consideration now.

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Yes, said Mr. John Knightley presently with some slyness “He seems to have a great deal of good-will towards you” -on Elton’s favour of Emma

“Jane Bennet is incapable of role distance, but she has such a generous and high-minded conception of the roles she has to perform – daughter, sister, lover, wife – that she strikes us at all times as being both sensitive and sincere. Much the same could be said of Bingley, whose rather spineless plasticity in the hands of Darcy’s more decisive will indicates nevertheless that his basic good nature extends to a willingness to perform roles which are thrust upon him – obviously a potential source of vulnerability”. – “Jane Austen” by Tony Tanner

“Elizabeth is of course special. She can indeed perform all the roles that her familial and social situations require of her; moreover, she performs many of them with an esprit or an irony which reveal, as it were, a potential overspill of personality, as if there is more of her than can ever be expressed in any one role. She is also capable of role distance, not in her father’s spirit of cynicism but in her own spirit of determined independence. She will put truth to self above truth to role”. -“Jane Austen” by Tony Tanner pg 125

Bride and Prejudice 4.75 out of 5 Teacups!!! I think I was dimly aware of this film before Karen, Lisa, and Shirley talked about it at the recent P&P part II. I’m very glad they did, as I went to the PL the next day and obtained it. I didn’t expect it to be so funny. I thought the singing might get on my fragile nerves after a while. However, the singing really worked and was far more enjoyable than I thought it would be. One scene at the Grand Canyon and the next a gospel choir on a LA beach…wow!!!!! I especially enjoyed how colorful the movie is, as out every window there is an ocean of snow. -Kirk

“I know no man more likely than Mr. Knightley to do the sort of thing – to do any thing really good-natured, useful, considerate, or benevolent. He is not a gallant man, but he is a very humane one – and for an act of unostentatious kindness, there is nobody whom I would fix on more than on Mr. Knightley.” – Emma Woodhouse

But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
-Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

From Saturday:

Happy 60th Bday Mr. Ciaran Hinds!!



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