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Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Nov 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: literature, 2009, 2010, 2015, britannia, social-commentary

1st read: Feb 27-28, 2010
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Quotes Trice Liked

Jane Austen
“My idea of good company...is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.'
'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Jane Austen
“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."

"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion


Reading Progress

02/27/2010 page 166
70.34% "I think Anne Elliot might be my favorite Austen heroine"

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