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F.H.Lee



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Jane Austen in order of ... Reply with quote

Well well well, Cathy - I have managed to trod my way through Austen-land (summer reading project finally complete!) and have the question in hand ... in July 2007 (member bio section of welcome mat) you list your five top reads, and include PERSUASION !! (although you mention they change frequently) - so got through the free finds on my Kobo ... Emma, S & S, P & P, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion ... with Mansfield Park pushed aside for Utopia, which was pushed aside for Vanity Fair ... and so it goes !

Before I start the Bronte sisters at Christmastime (to see why you pick Shirley by Charlotte) ... do lend me your thoughts on why Persuasion tops the heap. This conclusion pops up often, but would enjoy your clearcut reasoning. When you find time, of course ... any other TWIers do join in - would invite any and all thoughts on these timeless treasures !! (some brand new to me)

Have read Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights (many times), so will start with Agnes Grey, The Professor, and leave Shirley for the finale.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget Villette when you're reading Charlotte. It makes me want to throw the book out of the window whenever I read it, but it's still worth reading, particularly to compare with The Professor, which is a sort of dress rehearsal for the real thing.

As for Persuasion, I love it because it's the most heartbreaking and moving of all Austen's novels. It is utterly beguiling. Simple as that.
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