Monday, 16 December 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS AUSTEN!



Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775. Today would have been her 238th birthday, but no doubt she is timeless! We still learn a lot about family, love, friendship, and what it means to be a woman from reading her enchanting novels of manners. We still enjoy the plots, characterisations, and settings as well as the polished and elegant style of her novels  which  are deservedly considered literary classics, proposing a balance between reason and feelings, bridging the gap between romance and realism. 
What better way to celebrate her birthday than to listen to Sense and Sensibility and Emma audio books. A very special treat for these freezing autumn evenings!



And don't forget to read this article  about Jane Austen's  attention to women’s issues!


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