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waterbuffalofarmer

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Jane austen
« on: May 28, 2016, 08:43:08 pm »
I was given a book of the complete works of jane austen I have almost read through it, my favourite is pursuasion, what is every elses favourite book from her and why? The reason I love pursuasion is because it is so sad and heartbreaking but if you can get through it the end is really good. A pity about lack of dialogue though, it lacks a good powerful ending that pride and prejudice and sense and sensebility seem to have, but makes up with emotion as you can really feel what the character is feeling. I was almost on the edge of tears reading it, if I remember correctly I cried a few times, plus when watching this too, this version really does do the book justice. I recommend watching this version it is better than the 1995 version in my opinion, more emotion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge2AqJ763ME
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 08:45:39 pm by waterbuffalofarmer »
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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
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Re: Jane austen
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 08:48:25 pm »
I would recommend getting it out on dvd though as the quality on this spoils the movie!
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
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Re: Jane austen
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 12:25:35 am »
Just seen this, I love Jane Austen novels, pride and Prejudice, never read Persuasion but seen it on TV,
I do get a bit mixed up between them, had to have a quick look at summaries to remind me.
Of course, living near Haworth I have to be loyal to Brontes ????

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Jane austen
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 10:29:04 am »
I was told years ago that Jane Austen made reference to a property near us in one of her books Waterbuffalofarmer. I wonder if you can recall which book? Her first cousin Edward Cooper was the parson of Yoxhall Parish Church. Jane described a 'two room tea house' at or near Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, where she waited for a carriage into Yoxhall village, having been dropped off with her luggage at the Barton road junction. Whether she arrived by canal or train I don't know?

Somewhere_by_the_river

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Re: Jane austen
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 03:50:54 pm »
I was particularly young when I read a lot of the classics and recall having a moment of panic at one point - being 'classics' they were by their very nature limited, so what did I read when I’d exhausted them all!? Fortunately I've managed to find a lot to feed my reading appetite since, so all was well.  ;D

I’ve always loved Austen (the Claire Tomalin biography is readable, though necessarily ‘padded’, if you want to know more about her) so would find it hard to choose between the books. However, I was always rather impressed having grown up in Portsmouth, that the heroine of Mansfield Park hailed from there too… even if talk of Portsmouth society was somewhat disparaging and it was a punishment for Fanny to be sent back there (though I might have agreed with the latter at times, I’m not a fan of city living and always felt out of place). Mind you, one of the film adaptations did make it out to be a very much less than desirable place to live!

I have most of Austen’s books on audiobook and must listen to them several times each year; they are old friends that still keep me entertained while I draw even though I know them so well and have read/listened to them so many times. What a shame though that ‘The Watsons’ was never completed; it was shaping up to be another good one.

 

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