Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question: Continue reading “Friday Debate: Favorite Jane Austen Novel”
Yesterday was the 201st anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. If you are anything like me and can’t get enough of Jane Austen, here are some past blog posts I have written that will give you your Austen fix for the day: Continue reading “A Jane Austen Fix”
Let’s celebrate another year of reading!
Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.
This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:
This month, Persuasion turns 200. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after Jane Austen’s death. Other than being her last completed novel, Persuasion is considered to be one of Austen’s greatest novel. So in celebration of this anniversary, let us take a look at some of the quotes that has made this novel great: Continue reading “Persuasion Turns 200”
As an introvert, I know sometimes I feel like I am the only one in the world who likes to spend time alone or who is just naturally observant about the world around them. Well, we are not alone. Introverts are more prominent more than ever. In fact, they are even depicted in one of our favorite pastimes. So here are some great characters who I believe any introverted reader will feel connected to: Continue reading “Ten Introverts in Literature”
Pages: 271 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Jane Austen’s last completed novel, Persuasion is a delightful social satire of England’s landed gentry and a moving tale of lovers separated by class distinctions. After years apart, unmarried Anne Elliot, the heroine Jane Austen called “almost too good for me,” encounters the dashing naval officer others persuaded her to reject, as he now courts the rash and younger Louisa Musgrove. Superbly drawn, these characters and those of Anne’s prideful father, Sir Walter, the scheming Mrs. Clay, and the duplicitous William Elliot, heir to Kellynch Hall, become luminously alive—so much so that the poet Tennyson, visiting historic Lyme Regis, where a pivotal scene occurs, exclaimed: “Don’t talk to me of the Duke of Monmouth. Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell!”
Tender, almost grave, Persuasion offers a glimpse into Jane Austen’s own heart while it magnificently displays the full maturity of her literary power.