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August 2, 2018

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Classic: #AllAboutAusten @Brona’s Books

by N@ncy

  1. Samuel Johnson is credited with saying that
  2. “A book should teach us to enjoy life or to endure it.”
  3. I think Jane Austen succeeds on both counts!
  4. I’m not a dyed-in-the-wool Jane Austen fan
  5. …but I’m going to toss aside all my preconceived  notions
  6. about her books.
  7. I have moved on….
  8. I have enjoyed life but at times had to endure it.
  9. Opinions formed beforehand
  10. ….(in my youth) are without adequate evidence.
  11. I will read Jane Austen and let her
  12. …speak to an older and wiser Nancy.
  13. You can join in the reading fun HERE.
  14. @BronasBooks is hosting a very a low-key, casual event
  15. and you are  free to post as you will.
  16. If you want to do an Introductory post, feel free.
  17. If you only want to share your reviews… that’s okay too.
  18. Chat on twitter with #AllAboutAusten.

 

READING:

  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Title: Pride and Prejudice
  • Published: 1813

Update: 05.08.2018

I didn’t even have one of Austen’s books on my bookshelf! My copies arrived yesterday!

 

Update: 06.08.2018

After 3 days of constantly reading French (Charterhouse of Parma, Stendhal….it is time to bend over the saddle…and let go of the reins! starting P&P…on the prairie!

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  1. Aug 2 2018

    Have you read P&P before (in your youth) or did you just form an opinion about it unread?
    And what was that opinion?

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    • Aug 2 2018

      I read it decades ago in high-school. Believe it or not…I wasn’t such an avid reader of the classics then. My opinion was: I had to read it, I read it
      “point barre!” (..and that’s all there is to it!).
      Now I’ve realized novels are there for a purpose.
      Novels make us feel that we are not only in contact with literature
      but also with the raw materials of life itself reflected in the minds of the characters.
      So with this re-read I hope to find the ‘gems’ I was to blind to see in my teen years.
      To paraphrase Seneca ( …#amreading Letters From a Stoic)
      …wisdom does not fall from the sky into your lap! Each one owes wisdom to their own efforts
      and with my effort to read Jane Austen I hope to become enlightened!

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