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Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Lady Susan
by Jane Austen
read in July, 2012
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Super fun novella. Lady Susan reminds me a lot of the Marquise de Merteuil from Les Liaisons Dangereuses. I can totally see Lady Susan practicing her smile while sticking a fork into the back of her hand under the table.
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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen
read in July, 2012
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Northanger Abbey is a parody of the gothic novel genre popular at the time the book was written. The light-hearted tone reads almost like a modern young adult novel. Catherine Morland is 17 years old and full of lofty visions of the gothic novels she...more
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park
by Jane Austen
read in June, 2012
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This book is kind of a bummer. Poor little Fanny Price is always being mortified in one way or another. It's endearing in the beginning of the novel when she's a shy 10-year-old plucked from her large family to live with rich relatives she's never me...more
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Persuasion by Jane Austen
Persuasion
by Jane Austen
read in June, 2012
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Excellent romance novel! It's shorter than the rest of Jane Austen's books, which is a drawback to the storyline. Things wrap up a little too neatly. I would have liked more suspense regarding Mr. Eliott and Anne's relationship with him. Anne's relat...more
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen
read in June, 2012
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Three and a half stars. This book lacks the same emotional punch found in Pride & Prejudice and Emma. For me to truly enjoy a romance, I need to be somewhat in love with the hero. Edward wasn't well enough established for me to love him. He's bar...more
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Scarlett's Sisters by Anya Jabour
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Five Families by Selwyn Raab
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