Posted by: rearadmiral | February 10, 2017

2/10 No faux Darcy images here….

“Her way of thinking and writing is moderate and tolerant. It is much closer is spirit to the best precepts of the late twentieth century than to the Victorians following her who stifled themselves under the weight of their own heavy moralizing but whose fictional flow, by contrast, tended to regress to Gothic melodrama as ludicrous in Jane’s eyes as in ours” (From Kirk: This means you Chuckie and all three Very Twisted English Sisters!!!!!!) – Audrey Hawkridge “Jane and her Gentlemen: Jane Austen and The Men in Her Life and Novels”, Introduction

“The apple harvest started in late August and continued until mid-October…..” pg 104 Deirdre Le Faye “Jane Austen’s Country Life: Uncovering the rural backdrop to her life, her letters and her novels”

“Unfortunately for the cat lovers amongst us, there are no references to cats in the novels, and only two in Jane’s letters.”
-pg203 Deirdre Le Faye “Jane Austen’s Country Life: Uncovering the rural backdrop to her life, her letters and her novels”


While not yet destined for a public project, I hope someone will choose it! Found via JASNA – North Texas!

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Robert Truscott -Sculpture and Drawing Progress-
January 26 at 8:50pm ·
My version of Jane Austen gets underway

“Lancelot Brown(1716-1783), also known as ‘Capability’, liked to call himself a ‘place-maker’, but more often described as a magician.” -pg 13 John Phibbs “Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape”

It is possible to say of Jane Austen, as perhaps we can say of no other writer, that the opinions which are held of her work are almost as interesting, and almost as important to think about, as the work itself’ (Lionel Trilling, 1957)
“Were Lionel Trilling alive today(2000 -AiB), he might be forgiven for deciding that there were too many opinions of Austen’s work to ‘think about’. At the end of the millennium the evidence for Austen’s appeal is plentiful.” -pg 3 “Janeites: Austen’s Disciples and Devotees” Edited by Deidre Lynch

Jane Austen
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A strange business this in America, Dr. Grant! What is your opinion?

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