Tuesday, 18 July 2017

18/7/1817- 18/7/2017

Jane Austen died 200 years ago today.
Why do you like Jane Austen? Which of her works are the best in your opinion, and which are your favourites?


  1. Di,

    Your source got the days confused. Today is the 200th anniversary of her death.

    She was born on Dec. 16, 1775 and died on July 18, 1817.

    Her best work is probably Mansfield Park. My favorites are Persuasion and Mansfield Park.

    Her narrative voice is what grabs me.

  2. No, not my source, it's me doing 2 things at the same time and mixing it up. I wrote it right on fb but made the mistake on my blog.
    Thanks though.

  3. as stated elsewhere, i have trouble sticking with her novels; well, more than trouble: i've never finished one, and i'm not exactly sure why; i believe it has something to do with lack of patience, but it remains a minor mystery...

  4. If you get a chance to read Sanditon someday, the fragment of Austen's last, unfinished novel, take that chance. It has a passage about bread and butter that is hilarious and wonderful.

    1. Oh yes I have, and love Sanditon. I've also read The Watsons but didn't care for that one.

    2. Good, you're way ahead of me. Sanditon would have been as good as the other novels. What a loss.

    3. Indeed. I did enjoy it very much.