'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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February 20, 2014

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'Washington Square is perhaps the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen's,' said Graham Greene. {read on Goodreads}

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4 comments:

JoAnn said...

Washington Square is a wonderful novel...of course my opinion may have been influenced by seeing Dan Stevens in the role of Morris on Broadway last year. I read the book after seeing the play ;)

Cosy Books said...

We can talk about Washington Square tomorrow...where did you find a copy of The View from Downshire Hill?! I would sacrifice a body part to find it.

Audrey said...

JoAnn, I remember that you saw it1 I will not, of course, be imagining Mr. S. as I read it. No. Not for a minute.

Darlene, one of the perks of my university job is library privileges... They have Persephones! (none of our public libraries seem to buy them) and British mysteries long before they're published here!! and Elizabeth Jenkins!!! It's unbelievably wonderful. The V from DH is funny and calm and lovely. I hope you find a copy (and keep your limbs...) I wish I could keep this one.

Bellezza said...

We once had a restaurant in our town named Washington Square. I always thought it was because it sat on Washington Street. What an idiot, not to get the reference.

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