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.
“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.
While I was browsing on facebook, some interesting pop up fascinated me more than ever: Jane Austen’s festival.
I am very well aware of the communities and book clubs though I haven’t had a chance to let myself in.
What grabbed my attention was the dress sewing event online and the festival going to be held in Canberra in 2015.
That’s quite interesting and perhaps I could go.
“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
I must admit, I grew up reading the classic tales that enchanted my heart and soul for a while. It was a delightful journey growing up as a kid with the elusive author’s mindset. I wondered and pondered for the source behind Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” & L.M. Montgomery’s “Green Gables”;
Falling in Love has always been profound and meaningful and feeling the classics dwell in your life isn’t a nostalgic. It is beyond the comprehension of few who tend to estimate the boundaries of one’s feelings, wise and silly they may sound.
I admire the Author’s and the characters in their writings far much to wish for a colour of romance and mystery and hidden secrets in my love life; It is so easy to be interested in on the odds behind obsession never having to let go of something I adore from my childhood days;
I came across the Austen’s thesaurus today and played around with some words and the perhaps possible words my favorite author would use. It was quite amusing thing and going to be more often referring from now.
Look up for more from the JA’s Thesaurus here