Posted by: rearadmiral | October 10, 2015

Discover week in review…..Happy Bday Dan Stevens!!!

A great find by Shirley to start off with….my comment on FB is “What an interesting find, thanks Shirley! I forget what others thought of it, I hated it with a passion more than my love of pasta. Lol, I wonder if the author of the post knows that ragout is mentioned in P&P?…….”She had very little notice from any but him. Miss Bingley was engrossed by Mr. Darcy, her sister scarcely less so; and as for Mr. Hurst, by whom Elizabeth sat, he was an indolent man, who lived only to eat, drink, and play at cards, who, when he found her prefer a plain dish to a ragout, had nothing to say to her.” -Kirk

Happy Bday Dan Stevens!!!

“Only Mr Knightley recognizes the full effects of Emma’s loss of her mother: ‘In her mother[Emma] lost the only person able to cope with her. She inherits her mother’s talents and must have been under subjection to her’, he tells Mrs Weston(80), who in her days as Miss Taylor had been unable, from her position as governess as well as through her unassertive character, to exert the kind of authority the Emma needed and still needs, according to Mr Knightley. Since her mother’s death Miss Taylor has given her the companionship and emotional support that she needs, so that Emma is not conscious of any lack of maternal care. When, at the beginning of the novel, she is again deprived of a mother figure as Miss Taylor marries, the narrative begins”. -June Sturrock “Jane Austen’s Families” pg 53

Jane Austen’s Zest
2Oct08: Your plants were taken in one very cold blustering day & placed in the Dining room & there was a frost the very same night…/status/649996467487272964…

“The death or absence of the mother is more than an emotional loss. It involves an upheaval in the whole structure of the family. In Persuasion and Emma, the two novels centred on motherless daughters, Austen establishes this important fact about the heroine’s life immediately. In Emma it is mentioned briefly in explanation of Emma’s position. In Persuasion, however, which is a novel of extended mourning and renewed hope, the dead mother is a more important figure.” – June Sturrock “Jane Austen’s Families” pg 49
I decided to choose photos with the novel’s heroine and mother “substitute”. -Kirk

Jane Austen (@AusteninBoston) tweeted at 10:31 AM on Mon, Oct 05, 2015:
Near, far…dashwooding through dead leaves or through a Little Chaos…my heart will go on to say..the happiest of bdays to Kate Winslet!

A little trailer…..for three precious scenes, I highly recommend the film…

A Little Chaos Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman Movie HD

With Jennifer Ehle…period drama perfection!

Super sweet mashup! -Kirk

Fun with Jane Fairfax. Lol, Emma does think that Jane is a big drip! smile emoticon


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