Sunday, September 9, 2007

Addicted to Jane Austen


Edouard Manet 1832-1883, The Railway 1872.
Confessions Of A Jane Austin Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler.
Courtney Stone a modern 21st century woman that's favorite book is Pride and Prejudice awakes one morning as Jane Mansfield and the year is 1813. Courtney, I mean Jane, has many things including her speech that she must curtail, no cussing for one thing, no slang speech, she must be respectful and submissive to her mother and to her father, and to men. She must adapt to the clothing, bathroom privileges or lack of, the customs, food, transportation and medical practices. Of course there is a love interest for her, should she trust him or should she not trust him. She strongly feels she must learn something before she will re-appear back in her own time period. It is fun to think about what we would do if we were suddenly to appear back in time. What time period would you choose?

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