Jane austen dating advice

by  |  26-Nov-2019 07:21

We found the book to drag a bit in the “real-life” sections; we would have preferred more Austen content, though readers less familiar with Jane’s work might disagree. Henderson’s manner is brisk and earnest, giving the impression that one is receiving a letter full of good advice from Aunt Jane, similar to those letters still extant written to Fanny and Anna Austen, adapted to the fast-paced lives of modern women.Much of the advice seems obvious, but we believe that many postmodern girls will appreciate having it all laid out so plainly.

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Pride and Prejudice begins with one of the most famous lines in English literature - 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.' The line is dripping with irony, of course.

That a young man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife is really no more than a home truth of the sort bandied about between women like Mrs Bennet.

Who needs agony aunts and advice columns when you can turn to the laudable pages of Jane Austen for guidance?

She may have died nearly three hundred years ago, but Austen's canny observations on love, men, social standing and even fashion still resonate in the 21st Century.

, but Lauren Henderson is sincerely earnest in her desire to help modern girls apply the old-fashioned common-sense lessons of Jane Austen’s heroines to their modern dating lives. Henderson states that she wrote her dissertation at Cambridge University on courtship rituals in Jane Austen’s novels, with the disclaimer that she was too young and naïve to fully understand the lessons to be learned from them, and further states that her significant other is a “Henry Tilney.” With such at her command, clearly Ms.

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