The Madness of a Seduced Woman by Susan Fromberg SchaefferI re-read this book recently and was blown away all over again. I seldom re-read because I tend to remember details too sharply, but for some reason this one still surprised me. I was so immersed in the characters psyche that the rest of the world became completely blocked out (thanks, cat, for scaring the crap out of me)
I guess you could say the story is kind of like one Flannery OConnor might have written had she gotten older and writing so frankly about sex became more acceptable. Then again, she was very religious, so maybe not. On the other hand, she loved using violence to talk about the human condition, so why wouldnt she use sex?
The only thing Im certain of is that she would have no idea what GoodReads is, and probably be like my grandma worrying that her credit card number is going to be stolen by Russian hackers even though she doesnt even have a computer and has never been online.
Take a tour around the real Downton Abbey
The Best Trips for Jane Austen Lovers
Mansfield Park or Northanger Abbey? Make a pilgrimage to the literary icons places of interest with the help of our guide. Or enjoy a novel escape at Tylney Hall , which occasionally offers special packages including breakfast, afternoon tea and entry to the Jane Austen House museum. The South West city of Bath is a historic place to get to know Jane Austen, where she lived between and , and her novels. The entire house can be rented exclusively and sleeps up to For more info and to plan your trip click here.
By the way, did I mention Ginger and I live some 5 miles removed? Is there something magical about a houseful of daughters with no heir? As a Jane Austen and period drama fan, I devoured Downton Abbey right along with the rest of the world. There are a number of uncanny similarities…. In Pride and Prejudice, the odious unsuitable Mr. These aspects of the plot are important in both stories as they create some of the conflicts that drive the decisions and actions of the characters.
Overnight accommodation will be at Tetbury. Dinner and overnight at Hunsford numbers allowing. Day 3 You will get to visit Rosings gardens grounds and all the rooms inside used in filming, before heading on to see the interior of Pemberley. Overnight accommodation will be in the Peak District. You then go on to visit the wonderful estate of Pemberley to see the grounds, THAT pond and the first sight of the house as seen by Elizabeth.
We'll admit it, we're not millionaires.
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One involves the then unknown Colin Firth, a wet chemise, breeches and riding boots. The other is far more evocative, when Jennifer Ehle, as Elizabeth Bennet, stands on the great rocks of what is now the Peak District National Park, contemplating the prospect of an awkward visit the next day. When business prevents her uncle from traveling so far north, however, they end up in the Derbyshire Peaks instead. Lizzie travels, desperate to avoid Mr. Darcy, and ends up in the Peak District location of his country estate, Pemberley. Jane Austen knew the Peak District.