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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Today in Jane

More of the usual musings on Jane's enduring popularity from the New Yorker's Book Bench blog. It includes a great EM Forster quote, which I am reprinting in full here:

E.M. Forster "I am a Jane Austenite, and therefore slightly imbecile about Jane Austen. My fatuous expression, and airs of personal immunity-how ill they sit on the face, say,of a Stevensonian! But Jane Austen is so different. She is my favourite author! I read and reread, the mouth open and the mind closed. Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, while criticism slumbers."


  1. From what I gather, Austen is underrated. I did look through the selection in B&N last week, but there were annotated versions, which scared me off. Where do I start?

  2. Definitely Pride and Prejudice. Most definitely. There's no other way to go.