That's an easy one
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Posted by Mark on January 02, 1998 at 15:36:44:
In response to More men love NA?, written by Haley on January 02, 1998 at 15:05:58
] to all you "men" out there, what is your favorite JA novel, and why? ;)
- Pride and Prejudice hands down. In this we had a realist hero, heroine, and plot. And who cannot fall in love with Elizabeth Bennet?
- NA is a very amusing book. I laughed out loud more than all the other JA books combined. But it is meant to be a parody, little more. An excellent farce, but not to be taken seriously.
- I could not get close to either Marianne or Elinor Dashwood in S&S. And the Ferrars were just plain mean, almost to the point of being a parody.
- MP was Aunt Jane's attempt at a moralistic novel. The good people are too good, the bad people are too bad. I much perfered the balance in her other books
- I found that busy-body Emma quite obnoxious. She keeps interferring in the lives of people around her; to her's and their's sorrow. I also figured out what was going on in each of the "mysteries".
- Only in Persuasiondid I find a book close to challenging P&P. Anne Elliot is a person of quiet strength. It is a quiet, gentle love story without many of the fireworks of P&P, but entirely enjoyable in its own right. Anne Elliot knows she loves Captain Wentworth from the beginning, but she doesn't know what will happen. There is also the element of "if only..." regrets. I did think the end came a little to fast. But Jane Austen was dying at the time, so who can really fault her for it.
There you have it. BTW, why did you put "men" in quotation marks?
- "men"? Haley 19:49:38 1/03/98
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