Posted by: rearadmiral | August 17, 2014

Emma and Mansfield and more!

“She knew herself to be of the first utility to the child; and what was it to her, if Frederick Wentworth were only half a mile distant, making himself agreeable to others!” – Volume I, Chapter VII
Photo: “She knew herself to be of the first utility to the child; and what was it to her, if Frederick Wentworth were only half a mile distant, making himself agreeable to others!” – Volume I, Chapter VII

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/15/literary-fathers-king-lear-mr-bennet


Plan ahead with these artistic and fun 2015 calendars, now available though our Library shop. http://www.loc.gov/shop/index.php?action=cCatalog.showSubCategory&cid=13&scid=673&page=0

http://lostgenerationreader.com/2014/08/14/speculation-and-conjecture-in-jane-austens-emma/

http://sarahemsley.com/2014/08/15/jane-austen-dramatist/

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

At the center of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is Fanny Price, the classic “poor cousin” who has been brought to live with the rich Sir Thomas Bertram and his wife as an act of charity. Over time, Fanny comes to demonstrate forcibly those virtues Austen most admired: modesty, firm principles, and a loving heart. As Fanny watches her cousins Maria and Julia cast aside their scruples in dangerous flirtations (and worse), and as she herself resolutely resists the advantages of marriage to the fascinating but morally unsteady Henry Crawford, her seeming austerity grows in appeal and makes clear why she was Austen’s own favorite among her heroines. Mansfield Park encompasses not only Austen’s great comedic gifts and her genius as a historian of the human animal, but her personal credo as well—her faith in a social order that combats chaos through civil grace, decency, and wit. With an introduction by Peter Conrad.

A fun party! Really!

http://sarahemsley.com/2014/08/09/the-first-three-months-of-the-mansfield-park-party/


“Proprio come era perfetto il cast di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio della BBC,penso che lo stesso si possa dire per la versione di “Emma”.Entrambi bellissimi.”

(e qui,sono piu’ che d’accordo ) Love


I think Jane Fortune(The Family Fortune by Laurie Horowitz) rented the one on the left. -Kirk


Do you know the abc’s of period dramas? A is for Anne of Green Gables!

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