Posted by Kate on November 30, 1997 at 18:19:20:
In response to group reads, written by Helen on November 30, 1997 at 16:53:10
] I don't think you need to read this before the series is shown... in fact, it might make it difficult, because Fielding is very, very diffuse in his narrative, and it obviously has to be trimmed to be dramatized... maybe after?
Thanks for this advice, it is very helpful
] Some suggestions:
] Middlemarch (or other such serious mid-Victorian novel - this and the works of Elizabeth Gaskell are the most Austenish)
] Some Virginia Woolf (her earlier novels, especially Night and Day, are the most Austenish)
] And I do think we should read some light-hearted trivia: The Lucia books are my personal favourites (again, Austenish - but the wonderfully satirical Austen of the letters - and I don't think it would take very long, those of us who are Luciaphils just want to share it with the rest of you, then we'll shut up ;-) )
Being "Austenish" isn't necessarily the point which we are looking for - more something which is a good read, and stimulating and something like "good" literature, and which many of us are interested in discussing ;-)
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