Help me catch back up with our book of the month program and make it awesome! Wouldn't it be awesome if each month we have hundreds of people on this website reading the same book around the same time and chatting about it?!
Mairin wrote:I was curious if anybody has read any Jane Austen? In particular I started Sense and Sensibility. I'm finding it hard to get into and was wondering if anyone else thought so or if it gets better. Or perhaps I should try another of hers besides this?
anu_ wrote:Maud, I totally agree with you. I have read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte and found them immensely interesting. In fact, simply loved the suspense created by Emily in the first few pages of Wuthering Heights, building an intriguing aura around the entire place. And in the later pages, strong human emotions of jealousy and inferiority complex of Hathcliff were so wonderfully sketched by Emily Bronte, that her novel has become my eternal favorite.
I found Charlotte to be a true feminist with her striking portrayal of a working woman in Jane Eyre. Her novel inspires, instead of just gossiping about love and marriage a la Jane Austen.
bookworm1983 wrote:I love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I also liked Emma. My favorite part of Pride and Prejudice is when Elizabeth's father told off her mother. I'd been waiting for him to do that the whole time she was being so trivial and single minded. I like the way she portrayed Elizabeth in particular but I also enjoyed the character of Mr. Darcy and their conversations with each other were interesting.
I totally agree! I like the character of the father in this book.bookworm1983 wrote:My favorite part of Pride and Prejudice is when Elizabeth's father told off her mother.