Thursday, November 6, 2008

details of "other pens"

So I'm in a Jane Austen class taught by Nick Mason. Obviously, I love Nick Mason, I love the stuff we read, I love the people in the class, it's just a fabulous experience. But one of my favorite little details about this class are the covers of the books (I hate it when I have to buy ugly books). The 2008 Oxford World's Classic editions of Austen's novels are absolutely beautiful. So on the coffee table would go some of my texts for the class.

Because I love my Jane Austen class:
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Mansfield Park
  • Emma
  • Persuasion

We just finished reading Mansfield Park, and I wanted to include one of my favorite parts. I think it would be cute to engrave on a journal or something. "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."


  1. What a great idea! Do you know that I am guilty of never having read a Jane Austen? I am embarrassed to admit it, and my mother would be ashamed! So, I think I am going to go buy Pride and Prejudice and read it. Especially considering I graduate in December. What better winter activity than a cozy book?

  2. You make me want to have a coffee table with books. And also, now I want to go read Jane Austen books, which I have never read before, well, I tried to read P& just didn't work. I'm really going to try this time, you've inspired me.

  3. I didn't know you were in Nick's class! That's so great! I wanted to take it but it conflicted with my work schedule. Luckily we got to read P&P for my Lit and Film class. Emma and Mansfield Park are the two that I need to read in order to officiall finish the Jane Austen canon.

  4. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite all time book but in close second I love little women-how could you not? That class sounds amazing too!


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