Author: Jane Austen

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

July 12, 2016 Whitney Review 2 Comments

First Impressions Lady Susan was a Jane Austen novel I had not yet read. With the recent release of the film  Love & Friendship, thought this would be as good a time as any.  Impressions While Reading Lady Susan, one of Austen’s novellas, was as witty as ever but it did take me a while […]

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Book Review: Northanger Abbey

Book Review: Northanger Abbey

February 5, 2014 Whitney Review 2 Comments

I found Northanger Abbey to be a much tamer read compared to Pride and Prejudice; however, it was still well written. I have to admit that I found this novel a little slow going at times and it took me a while for Cathrine and the Tilneys to get to Northanger Abbey but once there […]

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Book Review: Emma

Book Review: Emma

October 4, 2013 Whitney Review 1 Comment

Emma Woodhouse is a bona fide matchmaker, playing cupid for all her acquaintances while she claims to never marry herself. Famous last words… Emma’s current assignment is her dear friend Harriet Smith and after a proposal that Miss Woodhouse seems far too beneath her puts in all her efforts to find a suitable husband for […]

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

July 8, 2010 Whitney Review 4 Comments

Pride and Prejudice I feel is the ultimate love story.  Our heroine, Elizabeth Bennet is pretty, witty and wise with a great sense of time and humor.  Mr. Darcy is rude, proud and very disagreeable, even if he is worth ten thousand a year.    Both cannot stand each other.  So what makes this the ultimate […]

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Book Review: Sense and Sensibility

Book Review: Sense and Sensibility

June 9, 2010 Whitney Review 12 Comments

Sense and Sensibility is a novel of the Dashwoods. Mrs. Dashwood, a silly women focused on acquiring a comfortable fortune and abode along with marrying off her daughters well.  Elinor, a very sensible girl who always does the logical or right thing. Marianne who unlike her sister follows her heart and lives in the moment.  […]

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