Tag Archives: Elizabeth Bennett

Once More Through Pride and Prejudice

I am reading Pride and Prejudice for the umpteenth time.  I do just a few pages a night, just enough to make me smile before I go to sleep.  I’m near the end now.  The business with Lydia is all … Continue reading

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Why Men Should Read Jane Austen #4

Although the dominant dynamic in the development of Darcy’s character is his coming to terms with his own vulnerability, one undeniable part of his charm – and part of the reason he wins Elizabeth – is his backbone. In one … Continue reading

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Why Men Should Read Jane Austen #3

Men should read Jane Austen not only because she gives us a clear perspective on what women legitimately expect from men and not only because she gives us a clear picture of what men often look like to women, but because … Continue reading

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What Women Want (Or: Why Men Should Read Jane Austen)

Generation after generation of men have pretended to struggle with the question: “What do women want?”  We talk among ourselves as if it is some unfathomable mystery that we are justified in never figuring out when, in fact, the answer … Continue reading

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