How do you take your Austen?
Posted by Caroline on July 04, 1998 at 14:12:30:
Any background reading of Jane Austen's life and works invariably points out that JA must have read her work to her family and discussed it with them . Reading aloud was a common family entertainment, and Jane herself probably learned a lot about novels and literature by hearing it from the lips of her brothers, father, mother, sister etc.
I feel at a disadvantage because I almost never read such stuff 'out loud', and almost never get to discuss novels face-to face with anyone. However, this isn't about my problems, it's about Austen's work. Has anyone been in the habit of reading novels this way? Do you read your Austen 'out loud' at all? Does it alter your perception of her work to read it aloud rather than just silently, to yourself? Do you think they were actually designed to be read this way, rather than silently, and in private? If so, why, or why not? Are they better to be read aloud?
- Listening to Austen kathleen (elder) 17:37:27 7/04/98 (8)
- Yes, but.... Caroline 12:02:31 7/06/98 (0)
- More info, please?? Brenda T. 22:40:11 7/04/98 (6)
- try your local library... Jane 09:42:24 7/06/98 (0)
- Austen on tape Karen V 01:20:14 7/06/98 (1)
- It was Victoria Morgan (nfm) Karen V 00:33:56 7/21/98 (0)
- Jane Austen on audio kathleen (elder) 15:04:47 7/05/98 (2)
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