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  1. I really want to read this book. Our library doesn’t have it (yet) so I’ve been thinking about ordering it. I’ve read all the Austen novels several times, although it’s been awhile since the last read through. My absolute favorite is Pride and Prejudice. I think my second favorite is Persuasion, although that may be partly swayed by the fact that I really really like the movie version of that one. Persuasion is a bit different than the others, more mature. I also really like Emma and Sense and Sensibility.

  2. I have the movie version of Sense and Sensibility waiting on the counter as I write this — time to watch it again. 🙂

    I’ve read all of Austen’s novels, but it’s been awhile, and though I really enjoyed them I don’t think I’m in the mood to reread. But this sounds like the kind of treatment I’d appreciate too — scholarly but personal, no strings attached.

  3. Sounds interesting. I think I want to read it. I’m currently listening to Persuasion (read by Juliet Stevenson and produced by Naxos AudioBooks) while I walk. Such a good rendition.

  4. I want to get around to The Reading Promise soon, and this one sounds good, too. I’ve read all of Jane Austen’s novels, but I think my favorite is still Pride and Prejudice or maybe Sense and Sensibility.

  5. I set out to read all of Austen’s novels a few years ago, but I don’t know if it has been recent enough to benefit from a book like this. My English-class-loving brain would enjoy this type of exploration, I think, though I am wary of the caveats.

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