Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Movie review: Love and Friendship directed by Whit Stillman

I watched this one after reading a very short but sweet review written by Tasha/Heidenkind – thank you as always!  Movie info: The 18th century England.  After the premature death of her husband lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale)becomes a widow … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – this time as a tragedy

Pride and Prejudice has never ceased to amaze me. It is one of the finest Jane Austen books around and yet I have to admit I simply hate it. Of course deep down I would love to like it just … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Synopsis: Eight years ago, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted and intelligent 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. Wentworth was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family … Continue reading

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Reviewing a Classic: Emma by Jane Austen

Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Emma Woodhouse lives with her hypochondriac, almost senile father at Hartfield, a small estate dwarfed by nearby Donwell Abbey. The owner of Donwell Abbey is the forthright family friend and Emma’s brother-in-law Mr. Knightley. When Emma’s governess and … Continue reading

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Shades of Milk & Honey by (Glamourist Histories 01) Mary Robinette Kowal

Synopsis: Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Book info:Form: paperbackGenre: Jane Austen novel ;pTarget audience: anybody Synopsis: Brace yourself, it will be a long, detailed synopsis with spoilers but hey, the book is a classic, right? Let me indulge myself a bit 😉 Once upon a time … Continue reading

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Summer review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame- Smith

I tried to resist, I really did, but the resistance was futile. I knew I had to read it and I’ve finally done it. Here is my review and beware – apart from Pride and Prejudice also zombies are coming! … Continue reading

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