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The Complete Novels by Jane Austen
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Jan 26, 09

Read in January, 2009, read count: 25

"It is a truth universally acknowledged..." Those words hit my ear, my mouth starts to water and my body settles into adventure with the bold, intelligent Elizabeth Bennett, and the strong, silent, yummy Mr. Darcy. People coming hither, going thither. Could life be better? Not on this planet.

My edition of the complete novels was printed in the early 50's. It is heavy. The spine is broken, bits of cardboard are left on every surface. The pages are yellowed on the edges, but I take great comfort in knowning that all of Jane's works are at my fingertips. It has become a yearly read, generally performed to escape the winter holidays. It is Jane Austen's ability to draw a portrait of her life and times with such vivid language that compels us into her orbit. Her characters, both good and flawed, are well crafted with humor and empathy.
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message 1: by Ann (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ann I love collecting old books, I have several printed in the late 1800's.


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