THERE'S A GAP IN MY LITERARY EDUCATION

  I HAVE a confession. I have never read Jane Eyre . I haven't read Pride and Prejudice . No Bronte, no Austen. It's true. I am a ne...

 
I HAVE a confession. I have never read Jane Eyre. I haven't read Pride and Prejudice. No Bronte, no Austen. It's true. I am a neanderthal. Even worse, before I go and see the movie (one of drillions I've never seen) I thought I'd cheat and read the abridged version Sophie sent me. Or maybe I'll just see the movie. It must be good. Alisa's busting for it.


And, if the 1970s illustrations in my Reader's Digest are anything to go by, it's going to be a bodice ripper.


Ah, yes. Another confession. That is another pair of op-shopped Jonathan Sceats frames. $3 from the Salvos, thank you very much.

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14 comments

  1. ahhhh i need to reply to your super fun email!!

    i have not read them either- I have however read 3 chapters of Anna Karenina, that was enough

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  2. Oh yay! I love this post! I'm so glad you are reading it! I can't wait for the film, it looks lovely.
    Sophie x

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  3. Ooh you're funny… and cheeky… and funny!! And did I mention cheeky!! ; D
    xx Alisa

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  4. You have got to get in there and AT LEAST read P&P. Jane Eyre I can take or leave... x

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  5. I haven't read them or watched the movies... I'm worried I won't like them so I haven't tried ha ha

    Those glasses are awesome.

    E :)

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  6. Jayne Eyre is my favourite! Enjoy.

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  7. I must confess, neither have I! and I feel slightly inferior because of this

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  8. I have never read Austen and Bronte either. I'm not sure I have an excuse.
    Probably should read it soon - and promptly fall in love with Mr Darcy.

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  9. i've never read them either, gave wuthering heights a crack and couldnt get past the first chapter to 2.

    I think one can divide the world into those who do get them and those who don't....

    that being said i don't mind some of the movies as they're just part of the costume drama genre

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  10. I urge you to rush to a second hand bookstore and retrieve the unabridged P&P!! It's one of my favourite books, I picked it up years ago when I had nothing to read and was so quickly absorbed. I have read all her books and am sad there are not more of her beautiful stories published. In my mind classics are such because of their immense readibility and timelessness.

    As always, love reading your blog xx

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  11. I think we all have our own black holes when it comes to our literary education. I've spent this year trying to do a bit of a catch-up but there are still so many to go! I'm sure you'll get around to P&P and Jane Eyre in your own good time (if you want to)...

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  12. How I detested Pride & Prejudice! The only English exam I ever failed. Wuthering Heights is another one ... that & Gulliver's Travels are the only books I've ever started reading & never finished. Give "Vanity Fair" a try. Far better.

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  13. Goodness, now that's a confession! Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre are both favourites of mine ... I'm really looking forward to seeing the Jane Eyre film soon!! :)

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  14. Those are some gorgeous glasses. Lucky find! I'm jealous!

    And as for reading, Jane Austen is definitely worth a go. I read her more as a younger teenager, they're almost trashy romance novels in a way, though clearly much better (MUCH BETTER) than modern ones. I couldn't stand Jane Eyre though. (guilty admission)

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