Every sacrifice has been made, however painful.
A snippet Jane Austen: how medieval!
A rare paper snippet in Jane Austen’s handwriting was discovered. Written in 1814, it contains highlights from a sermon held by her brother. Reading the news I was struck by the parallel with similar finds from the Middle Ages. For one thing, in both cases such discoveries raise more questions than they answer. Was there originally more than this? Why did Austen (and her medieval peers) create the tiny note? Why did it lay dormant for so long? The most intriguing question (and parallel) is related to what is actually hidden from view. While the front of the Austen-fragment can be read, the back cannot, because the snippet is pasted onto a larger sheet. Experts are trying to separate the two, hoping to double their understanding. This is as medieval as can be. Strips from medieval books, after all, are frequently found pasted - recycled - on bookbindings. These fragments also provide a tantalizing, albeit one-sided view at a discovered written object from the past.
JanTerm doodles in my Jane Austen class.
Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice, 2005.
Northanger Abbey (2007)
I’m a little in love with Pride and Prejudice. So much so that for my Love in British Literature class, I decided to make illustrations of some of the major couples from the book for my final project. Each one has a different style dependent on their relationship and personalities. Hope you all enjoy them — I ended up getting a 95 on them. (Apparently Lydia looked too old.) #whatever