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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

I’m still listening to Sense and Sensibility. Despite Colonel Brandon being a true gentleman, I can not reconcile myself to Marianne marrying him. Here is the relevant bit in the novel …  Elinor’s marriage divided her as little from her family as could well be contrived, without rendering the cottage at Barton entirely useless, for her […]

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Austen definitely had a soft spot for Mr Willoughby – we almost feel sorry for him at the end. Despite seducing Eliza, abandoning Marianne and marrying Miss Grey for her money. Here is the end of the final meeting of Elinor and Mr Willoughby   He held out his hand. She could not refuse to […]

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Sense and Sensibility

I’m re-reading Sense and Sensibility (well listening to it – this version) and I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. Here’s a quote … ‘A women of seven and twenty,’ said Marianne, after pausing a moment,’can never hope to feel or inspire affection again …’ I wonder how Anne Elliot feels about that? Here is […]

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