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The most inexplicable Jane Austen reference ever

I just finished re-reading Mansfield Park, so I know the sentence to which this bizarre item in Harper’s July 2021 Findings refers. But… The sentence “If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation … Continue reading

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Signed up for NetFlix. Am surprised.

A couple of years ago I subscribed to Acorn, until I had watched everything I wanted to see at least three times. (I know every line, every cadence to every line in every one of the Foyle’s War episodes.) Then … Continue reading

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Re-visiting Jane Austen

How do you perceive Jane Austen’s novels? I have something to say on this topic, and am prompted to say it by this New York Times story about the new approach that’s being taken within the Jane Austen museum in … Continue reading

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