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SCREENPLAY: Mr. Darcy Confronts Mr. Wickham

Jane Austen never wrote a scene where men were talking without a woman present.      She said she did not know how men would talk in that circumstance.  Well, I do, and I have always been intrigued by the … Continue reading

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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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SCREENPLAY: Mr. Darcy Confronts Mr. Wickham

Jane Austen never wrote a scene where men were talking without a woman present.  She said she did not know how men would talk in that circumstance.  Well, I do, and I have always been intrigued by the scene (unwritten … 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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Why Men Should Read Jane Austen #2

In Austen’s work, the men who get the girl are usually rich or at least under the umbrella of great wealth in one way or another. But the good guys are not greedy or venal. They are not the moneychangers … 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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