"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Friday, January 11, 2013

Celebrating 200 Years of Changing the World

Yes. That's right. The ever-acclaimed-no-matter-how-many-protests Pride and Prejudice celebrates 200 years this month on the 28th.

And those 200 years really have changed the world. So many lives touched, whether for pleasure or pain. Comfort or no. The world changed because of Miss Austen's book. It changed with her other 5 novels, too--including my favorite Persuasion. But I believe this book has had the farthest reaching affect on mankind, and certainly womankind! :-)

So we are celebrating. P&P will be this month's Austen Knows Best Book Club discussion. The book and its various movie adaptations. Yes. I know. I've already talked much of these on this blog, and even shared the discussion questions from another book club here. But phoo. We are doing it again. And any true Janeite as I am will heartily agree with me that it can never be enough. Or at least that one can never turn down an excuse to watch P&P adaptations.

1 comment:

Sara Lyn said...

Yay! P&P! Again! Again! Again! I'm all over discussing P&P any time you want.