Posted by Leanne S on March 24, 1998 at 13:13:33:
In response to A Partial Answer, written by Caroline on March 23, 1998 at 21:07:11
] 2. The books in the bibliography are designed to further our understanding of Jane Austen's life and works. If that book does a good job of that, it'll go in. If it is merely a rough guide to the Regency and Victorian periods so that other people can write novels, then it probably doesn't qualify. At the risk of sounding harsh,I feel I must remind you that Pemberley costs $800 per month to run, and we cannot afford to expand into generic romance and historical writing. I keep the focus of this board extremely narrow for this reason.
If it's a historical book about the Regency, then doesn't it illuminate the society in which Austen lives? And thus about her as well? Particularly if it does a good job at it? I am well aware of Pemberley's high running costs (has there been any investigation into looking into a better deal and transferring the domain name?) and was intending to buy this (and some other selections) through Bookserv in order to help out. I have been trying to keep within the bounds of Austen's times on this board and I feel that I have seeing as it's about the Regency period in which she lived -- and I've been a damn sight closer to the mark than some large Victorian/Edwardian graphics I've seen sprinkled over this board. Tell me what *that* has to do about Austen's Life and Times!
(currently reading Mansfield Park)
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