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Living like Austen

Beyond the Austen’s books, I often wonder if I ever want to live like Austen’s women, experience the elegance of Pemberley, the home estate of Mr.Darcy or Bath, a place so adorable and known from one of her finest pieces of works “Persuasion”. If I ever visit Bath, I won’t miss the Regency Tea room or the Georgian Costume.

Although I am so fond of Austen, I certainly don’t prefer living like that; The female characters like ‘Elizabeth Bennet’ from Pride & Prejudice or ‘Anne Eliot’ from Persuasion have something in their air that attracts me to the very extent in redefining my interest in my love life. In the 20th century, women’s choices are widened and scope is large enough; In the 18th, constraints on marital and occupation made a huge difference.Image

“Do I want to spend my time travelling in Carriages”?

Not really but I would love to feel that authentic pleasure.

My thoughts will continue living like Austen.

2 thoughts on “Living like Austen

  1. When I read Pride & Prejudice last year, one thing that really surprised me was how little it had dated in many ways. Yes of course the setting’s 200 years ago and is obviously vastly different from today, and yet the characters, dialogue and motivations seemed to strike a modern chord. Elizabeth Bennet is certainly no-one’s fool and more than able to hold her own in a male-dominated world.

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    1. Yes, absolutely…Although it was centuries back Austen and het characters are never isolated. Imprint on so many 🙂 and I like the way you mentioned “male dominated world”

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