"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, February 8, 2013

10 Best Jane Austen characters

I'm not sure if "best" is the word I would say.

But well-written?

Oh, definitely.


Enjoyed this little slideshow with quick synopses of the 10 characters selected. Especially as I'm familiar with each one!

But could I please throw in #11? Henry Tilney, of course! Romantic and a sense of humor. That humor is crucial for me and the others you don't always see in the books as they bring it out in the movies. Henry's is abundant in both.

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