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PostSubject: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:52 pm

Has any one read her books before?? did you like them?? Did you find is kind of hard to understand??

how many books did she wright?
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:09 pm

Never heard of her


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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:35 pm

*squeal!!* I LOVE Jane Austen! Pride & Prejudice is probably my favorite.....although, Persuasion is excellent . . . .and so is Emma..... Her work is so fabulous. It feels like she draws you completely in, and it isn't just a novel anymore. It feels like you're right there IN the stories. She wrote

Sense & Sensibility (1811)
Pride & Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)

Persuasion (1817 - published after she died)
and
Northanger Abbey (also published after she died)

It may take a little while to get into the swing of the language, because it was written so long ago. But the wit, and the humor......absolutely delightful.

For instance:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.”

I love that passage. :Hahaha: It may have been written in England, but it could be small-town-anywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:16 pm

yeah! i guess i will have to get used to it...but the book is very good so far

these books written long before anne of green gables


I just thought i would give them a shot
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:51 pm

I heard of her, but I don't like to read so I never read any of her books.

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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:08 pm

Beckie You Just Don't know what you are missing I JUST LOVE TO READ


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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:11 pm

So do I, Jacob. I've travelled all over the world.......through the universe, and across time - all without leaving the house. Sometimes, even when I had the flu! grinsmiley I absolutely love to read.
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:00 pm

thats very cool
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:26 am

And Jane Austen is really worth a try! It's a classic
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:30 am

Savannah wrote:
*squeal!!* I LOVE Jane Austen!

Amen! Me too. I´m reading the last book of Anne of Green Gables. But after that I WILL read the novels. Love the movies based on the books. Especially the mini series about P&P and S&S... Oooh I´m in love Cloud 9
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:57 am

coolie.I still need to finsh up the last too anne books
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:26 am

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coolie.I still need to finsh up the last too anne books

The last one is so far really really good... We´ll see if Jane Austen can live up to that hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:38 am

good!
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:02 pm

JW wrote:
Beckie You Just Don't know what you are missing I JUST LOVE TO READ

Yeah you're right. When I start to read a book I never finish it. :(

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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:29 pm

Start with short books :)
You'll get used to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:56 pm

I did have to read plays and stuff for when I was in school. When I was young I would buy all these books and never read them, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:57 pm

LOL..I do that lol
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:21 pm

i love her books! i love to read! they are making the movie becoming jane with Anne Hathway! i like pride and prejiduce also very good!



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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:45 pm

My girl Kiera Knightly is in that. I love her!!! She rocks.

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PostSubject: Confessions of a jane austen addict by laurie viera riigler   Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:25 pm

has anybody read this book?? I'am reading it now.it's pretty instersting..it's about this women who gets stuck inside janes body and shes living in her world and time period were she is trying to get back to her own life..
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:26 pm

edit oops spelled her last name wrong it's "Rigler"
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Sat May 24, 2008 7:22 pm

How was this book? anyone read it?
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PostSubject: jane austen   Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:48 pm

if i loved anne of green gables! do you thinkid love the movies that are based from her books?..I think they look instersting and be something new to get into!.. i've tryed reading the books but found them a lil hard to undesrstand!

have any of you guys watched the movies and liked the,?
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:17 am

I didn't even see this post until just now, and it's been here since Saturday??

Krissy, I LOVE Jane Austen's books - and the movies that are based on her books are just WONDERFUL. Pride & Prejudice is one of the rare miniseries/movies that I thought was every bit as good as the book. Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Jane Austen   Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:31 pm

good,Good!!...will really have to check them out!!
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