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It started with a throwaway line in a conversation with an Adelaide musical entrepreneur. We were planning a day of Jane Austen-related activities, and I suggested that we could use courtship as a theme for the music program. “After all,” I said, without really thinking, “they are courtship novels”. The contrarian imp who lives on my left shoulder immediately piped up, “Are you sure?”
Mark Twain expressed unparalleled hatred of Jane Austen, defining an ideal library as one with none of her books on its shelves. “Just that one omission alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it,” Twain insisted in Following the Equator. Did Mark Twain genuinely detest Jane Austen? Or was the bushy-eyebrowed, irascible Twain merely posing?
In his extensive correspondence with fellow author and critic William Dean Howells, Mark Twain seemed to enjoy venting his literary spleen on Jane Austen precisely because he knew her to be Howells’ favorite author, In 1909 Twain wrote that “Jane Austin” [sic] was “entirely impossible” and that he could not read her prose even if paid a salary to do so. Howells notes in My Mark Twain (1910) that in fiction Twain “had certain distinct loathings; there were certain authors whose names he seemed not so much to pronounce as to spew out of his mouth.”
In this second page, we turn to the literature of Jane Austen''''''''''''''''s time. The emphasis is on those things that Jane Austen might have read - on possible Jane-Austen influences. We will discover that Jane Austen''''''''''''''''s time seems to have been a golden age for women writers. We also attempt to understand how the male voices of our Lady''''''''''''''''s time thought about women. - What were their attitudes?
The time of Jane Austen was an historical period in which English fashion moved away, for a time, from the more restrictive undergarments. Such things were worn before and after this period, but less so during.
Acknowledged as one of the greatest writers in the English language, Jane Austen’s romantic novels are admired across the world. Yet, while her literary heroines enjoyed romantic wedded bliss, Austen herself remained unmarried all her life. Here, expert David Lassman asks why…
Jane Austen’s present-day popularity derives chiefly from the fact her heroines, although two centuries old, act as romantic beacons for the modern age. With a universal message of marrying for love rather than money, they provide examples, albeit fictional, of women choosing husbands due to strings of the heart and not of the purse.
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I haven''t read the book but I saw the movie with Keira Knightley in it and let me just say, it was beautiful. I just had to buy it, I''m in love with it and know every word. Jane Austen is an incredible author!
The opening chapter introduces Sir Walter Elliot and his immediate family to the reader. Sir Walter, baronet of Kellynch Hall, is a man for whom “vanity of person and situation” is everything (4). He reads only one book — the Baronetage , a record of English nobility — in which the Elliot family is listed as follows:
Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson, Esq. of South Park, in the county of Gloucester; by which lady (who died 1800) he has issue Elizabeth, born June 1, 1785; Anne, born August 9, 1787; a still-born son, Nov. 5, 1789; Mary, born Nov 20, 1791. (3)