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  •  Two things that impress me most about Ms. A (4+ / 0-)
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    1. that she can still make me LOL when she's been dead nearly 200 years. (If I had a doctorate in literature that would be less impressive on her part, natch, because I'd know I was sposta be laughing.)

    2. that she says so much with so little. It was at least another century before anyone else managed to be literary with as much clarity and as little excess verbiage as her.

    She also founded the regency romance genre and the mash-up genre, but if she were alive to know about those she'd be duly ashamed, so those don't count.

    I think you should read Pride and Prejudice; it's better.

    -9.0, -8.3 "Remember, a writer writes. Always." --Throw Momma from the Train

    by SensibleShoes on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 06:23:11 PM PST

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    •  I have about two-dozen places bookmarked (2+ / 0-)
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      where I laughed out loud at something or other.  She's sharp, sharp.

      Mr. Palmer was my favorite character.  He's a complete ass and has only about four lines, but every scene with him is a keeper (especially when his wife calls everything he says 'droll'.)

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 06:47:10 PM PST

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      •  Yes, you feel you met him last week. (3+ / 0-)
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        And his wife too.

        Lord Byron I think it was wrote some little verse about her, called her frighterning. Maybe it wasn't Lord Byron.

        -9.0, -8.3 "Remember, a writer writes. Always." --Throw Momma from the Train

        by SensibleShoes on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 06:51:04 PM PST

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