Nicely done, Fitzwilliam Darcy. A classy proposal, on all counts. You ticked off all the boxes here: insulted the lady, insulted her family, insulted her way of life--and you snuck in a few words of undying love. Well done. How on Earth could any lady resist? Let's review: You started off pretty well--shocked the lady… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice: Really, Darcy? REALLY?
So. This blog, my little corner of the internet, has been around for a year. I know, it doesn't sound like much, but one year ago, while suffering from a particularly bad bout of insomnia, I started this little blog. And here's a confession: many, many of my posts have been written at some insanely… Continue reading One Year
Hello, Gentle Reader, as the ever-quotable Miss Manners would say. This post is going to be really short--just a link, really. I am subscribed to the Jane Austen Centre's newsletter, and ever so regularly, a bunch of random, Jane Austen-related news pops into my inbox. Along with a bunch of advertisements for their gift shop,… Continue reading A Most Excellent Essay
When is the last time you said that? This is a rare occurrence in movies, and I find myself casting about for titles, but I promised to deliver, and deliver I shall. My criteria here is simple: I had to like the movie more than the book. Granted, if I thought the book was awful,… Continue reading “The Book Was (not) Better”
This says it rather well, doesn't it? Dear reader, today, two hundred and forty-one years ago, a lovely woman by the name of Jane Austen was born. Without her, there would be no Emma, Persuasion, and--Heaven help us all--no Pride and Prejudice. In other words, we would not be "excessively diverted" every time we picked… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Miss Austen!