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Friday, November 04, 2011
Something of Interest, Perhaps, to Austen Fans
Hey-ho! Haven't posted 'round these parts in ages, but I thought that I'd put out a reading recommendation for any faithful souls who still peek in here once in a while. If you love, above even the romance, the "light touch . . . dry humour . . . [and] lucid, lambent style"* of Miss Austen, you will surely enjoy the satirical English village novels of E.F. Benson. Start with Queen Lucia and enjoy from there. Such a treat!
*From the introduction to the Everyman's Library Edition of Sanditon and Other Stories, edited and introduced by Peter Washington (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996)
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