Discussing Jane Austen.

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates  more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
~Jane Austen

I recently read this interesting web article about Jane Austen. According to the press, Jane Austen’s famous book, Pride and Prejudice turns bicentennial. (Happy 200 years!) What a classic romance! And in all honesty, I have not read the book since high school! Of course, I opt for the movie versions or listen to the soundtrack any chance I can get–especially when I paint. However, I feel that I have done that for long enough! Seeing as February just started, it is my (attempted) goal to read through the novel this month. I just started two days ago. 😀

I have not read any other of Austen’s works, though I have seen movie versions of both Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Lame to watch the movie before reading the book, I know. So I wanted to ask you if you have read them? Is anyone a Jane Austen fan? I would not be ashamed to say so…I just find my readings so sporadic that I enjoy so many authors and subjects that I could never settle for just one author.

If you have read any of Austen’s other novels, I would love to know! I set up this poll in order to see some of your favorite books…as there are seven novels completed (including Pride and Prejudice). I feel at some point I want to read through them all; It is like reading all of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series (which are astounding and have my full recommendation!) 🙂



Jones, Bryony. CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/28/world/europe/pride-and-prejudice-200th-anniversary/index.html?iid=article_sidebar. retrieved January 29, 2013.


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7 responses to “Discussing Jane Austen.

  1. Shirley Berg

    I’ve read most of them, and I’m a huge Jane Austen fan! They’re all wonderful. Read whatever you can 🙂

    • mel

      That is excellent to know! I found Mansfield Park for 50 cents at the library sale here in town. But I am using the pages for when I add media to my paintings. 🙂 The pages are so old and add a nice touch. It is an old Penguin classics work. I found myself sort of skimming the book when I was getting pages to use. LOL. I think that would be my next to read. Thanks for the tip. Glad you are a fan of her novels. 😀

  2. Megan

    I think Pride and Prejudice is the only one I’ve read and it was during English class in High School – lol – that would be fun to read through all of them though!! I’ve also seen the movies for Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. I hadn’t even heard of the others!!

    • mel

      I have seen the movies of Emma & Sense and sensibility, but even in the realm of movies, there are different versions!!! I figure I should just stick with the book pages. LOL. Though Marcia did watch a version of Mansfield Park on Netflix not too long ago and really liked it.

      • Megan

        Hmm, yes that does sound interesting… there’s so much that can be watched on Netflix that is of good quality – this is totally random but I’m still working through all the Shaun Sheep episodes:) LOL!! It’s too funny!

      • mel

        I go back and rewatch Shaun the Sheep. Just for laughs. 🙂

      • Megan

        Yeah, it’s hilarious no matter how many times ya watch it! LOL:) XO, Megs

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