Posted by: rearadmiral | May 13, 2017

5/13 Mayflowers of Jane

“One of the characteristics of her style is its comparative absence of visual imagery, metaphor, and simile, and it is only recently that critics have begun to examine her use of symbolism. In his preface to Sense and Sensibility, Tony Tanner has drawn attention to Elinor’s skill at screen painting, which is symbolic of her role of ‘screening’ in life, as she tries to give ‘the raw social realities a veneer of art’. ”
-pg 132 Joan Rees “Jane Austen Woman and Writer” St. Martin’s Press 1976

Apparently this quote is not from Jane Austen. As it’s lovely, still posting it…

Not sure why there were no likes for this one…

Team Lady Catherine???…/…/jane-austen-teenage-writings-video/

Jane Austen Practising: Teenage Writings | OUPblog
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. In honor of Austen, Oxford University Press has published Teenage Writings. Three notebooks of Jan

” After the post-mortem, the dance was absolutely at an end. All that was left were the memories – candle-lit rooms, of handsome men, of whispers and smiles, of feet moving gracefully in time with enchanting music, of pretty dresses or eye-catching scarlet coats, and of the promise of romance and dreams come true. And there was always the next ball to await eagerly, as Jane Austen and her characters so well appreciated: there is, quite simply, ‘nothing like dancing after all’. ”
-pg 149 Susannah Fullerton “A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and her Characters went to the Ball” Frances Lincoln Limited 2012

“When Jane Austen danced with Tom Lefroy at Manydown, he visited the next day to see how she was. However, it is not common in Jane Austen’s novels to see Darcy or Wickham, Henry Tilney or Edmund Bertram rushing off the following morning to see the women they had partnered the night before. Willoughby calls on Marianne, but as he does that every day regardless of what has taken place the night before, that can hardly be counted as a post-dance visit.”
pg 149 Susannah Fullerton “A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and her Characters went to the Ball” Frances Lincoln Limited 2012
Painting: Ashe Ball – Tom Lefroy and Jane Austen by Jane Odiwe – Project Darcy…/why-did-jane-austen-abandon-the-…/

Why Did Jane Austen Abandon The Watsons?
It’s a pleasure to introduce this guest post by Kathleen A. Flynn on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel The Watsons. Kathleen’s debut novel, The Jane Austen Project, which Syrie James calls “clever, ca…

“Jane talks about exertion in some of her novels. It didn’t quite mean back then what it does today; nowadays you think of the body–of pushing your muscles to the limit, of working your brain as hard as you can. Physical and mental exertion. But Jane’s exertion was of the emotional variety. In Sense and Sensibility, when Elinor finds out that the guy she’s in love with is engaged to someone else, she works her hardest to exert herself around others, to make sure that her true feelings–her true sorrows–go unexposed. She practices exertion in a way that means she acts as if everything is just fine, so that no one would suspect her of the kind of pain and heartache that was considered inappropriate to feel when someone else’s fiance was involved.”
-pg 185 Emma Mills “first and then” Henry Holt and Company.…

Jane Austen in 41 Objects: 9. Mansfield Park
Prof. Janine Barchas writes about this 1832 first American edition of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.



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