Posted by Inko on November 17, 1997 at 22:39:18:
In response to It is truth universally acknowledged...., written by Laura on November 17, 1997 at 15:18:03
] That once you start this book you cannot put it down. From Mrs Bennet telling her husband about the new tenants to Elizabeth being only Tolerable.
] One thing that sucks me in deeper is the tone that Jane Austen uses. Very lady like, very prim and proper, but she just sets everything up just so and bam!! she throws you for a loop!! Her scathing portrayl of middle class England during the 18th century is brilliant and noone else could capture it.
I love Austen's one-line descriptions of her characters! Eg, "His sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman." In two sentences she has drawn perfect portraits of three people--wish I could do it as well as she did!
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