Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Whilst agreeing with what you say Gianni, ...
Written by Jim Morris
(5/11/2013 8:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, No, really, now..., penned by gianni
...enquiring minds cannot but want to know more of what Jane Austen didn't bother to tell us because it was everyday life to her. Two hundred years have passed so we need to know our history to fully appreciate her works as more than just an excercise in human nature. Proof of this seems to be in the many links to relevant reference items provided by the hard work of those who founded and run this type of site. The Chawston House recreation project, I mentioned above, went a tremendous way to do just that. You could almost feel the heat and savour the aromas of all that banquet atmosphere. It also explained the private dance masters and lessons that we know must have been there but know too little about. It isn't enough to read Jane Austen or see it as a character excercise, we need to live it...at least I do. Thankfully, film versions and TV recreations work very hard for authenticity that also help us
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.