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A Tale of Two Cities
3.82
it was amazing
Years of teaching this novel to teenagers never dimmed my thrill in reading it — if anything, I grew to love it more every time I watched kids gasp al ...more
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Jun 12, 2008
 
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Emma
3.99
it was amazing
Although Jane described Emma Woodhouse as “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like,” Emma possesses enough charm to engage the reader even bef ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
 
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Persuasion
4.13
it was amazing
Austen’s last, most mature work, and my personal favorite next to Pride and Prejudice. Suffused with autumnal imagery, it’s a novel of leave-taking, o ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
 
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Sense and Sensibility
4.06
it was amazing
The most problematic of Austen’s novels, but delightful and rewarding nonetheless. I always think this is my least favorite until I read it again. Les ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
 
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The Age of Innocence
3.93
it was amazing
My favorite of Wharton’s novels and one of my favorite books ever — beautifully written Gilded Age story of the stifling existence and heart-wrenching ...more
Jan 1994
Apr 22, 2008
 
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Northanger Abbey
3.80
it was amazing
Northanger Abbey’s style isn’t as polished as other novels, but the story is a kick. “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, s ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
 
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Mansfield Park
3.84
it was amazing
The only Austen novel I want to begin again immediately the moment I’m finished. It boasts the most hotly debated Austen heroine — indeed, the most ho ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
 
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The Enchanted April
3.97
it was amazing
Surprisingly enough, I enjoy the book as much as -- if not more than -- the movie (which is one of my favorites). There's different humor in the novel ...more
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Mar 31, 2008
 
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Pride and Prejudice
4.25
it was amazing
An unalloyed delight! I figured I’ve read this close to 20 times, yet each reading affords new pleasures. A stylistic and comic masterpiece.
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Apr 16, 2008
 
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Cold Comfort Farm
3.92
really liked it
The humor in this never gets old. If you ever think YOUR relatives are eccentric...
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Mar 31, 2008