Jane Austen, 235 Years

 Thursday, December 16, 2010


"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
— Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)

Oh my, I HAD to make a quick post about it. Today it's the 235th Birthday of the amazing JANE AUSTEN. I'm quite obsessed with her, not only because I find her books entertaining, but because they talk about us women and about our inner strenght. I'd say my favourite books by her are Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice, but I haven't read Emma yet! :) I do also love the BBC adaptations of her books :) What about you? Do you like Jane? Favourite books? Have a charming weekend ladies! 


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10 comments:

Mila December 16, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

Oh,beautiful post.Love.

arnique December 16, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

OMG Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth. I DIE. Probably only topped by Colin Firth as Darcy and Richard Armitage as John Thornton (all right, that's Gaskell).

I'm glad you put this up. I've loved Austen since I picked up a battered dollar-copy of Penguin Classic's Pride & Prejudice. Loved every single one except Sense & Sensibility. Yes, even Fanny in Mansfield and Emma. Her characters are so alive!

My sister's thinking of having the ball dress Keira Knightley (YUCK) wore to the assembly as her prom dress. She and I are almost the same size so BWAHAHAHA.

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Sian December 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

I love Jane Austen!! My favourite books have got to be Pride and Prejudice (of course!) and Emma, you should definitely read it!! I love watching the TV adaptions too, at my school some of my best friends loved them too and we used to spend hours watching them together (it was a boarding school)!
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gee December 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

i love love love love love that version of persuasion.
i watch it a least a month. so lovely.
happy birthday jane austen!!
xoox

Núria December 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

¡Me encanta Jane Austen! Y aunque tampoco me he leido todas sus novelas aún, Northanger Abbey y Pride and Prejudice son las que más me han gustado.
Y además de todo lo que refleja de la sociedad del momento y de sus amores, siempre dará importancia al rol de la mujer, a la que se tenía poco en cuenta.
¡Felicidades, srta Austen!

Amber Blue Bird December 16, 2010 at 10:19 PM  

i absolutely adore her books, i think my favorite will always be Emma

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility December 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM  

Happy Birthday Jane!

It's so hard for me to choose a favorite! Most often I bestow the honor upon Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility, but I love them all :)

Sophi December 19, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

My parents are both OBSESSED with her, which, honestly, kind of turned me off! Hah :P But I've been meaning to read her work for ages now, I've only ever heard good things.

ColeAndJosephine January 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

I love that you can always go to her for a happy ending, and the stories are so full of witty dialogue!

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