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So reading Jane Austen for class and, well, I said this in PM to someone:


Too Victorian and pretty. All the gentry superficiality. I know she takes the problem with that up in Emma, but still. For all the morality, God is never mentioned, and religion is sort of a social obligation. For me it's just Victorian/1950ist (those are sort of the same superficial eras for me) tediousness. I wish some people would get murdered, or at lest punched, and we'd have some makeout scenes, by the standards of the times of course. Everything is so prim and proper. And bourgeois. Even when she makes a criticism of superficiality, there is still the idea of marrying into money being so important, and men making their fortune being some great moral act.


But I do not think it is a girl's thing to like her. It is not [edited: girly]. That's nonsense. But while I kind of enjoy her, I want to go back in time and make love to one of her sisters to show her how real love tends to work. That's my modern Twain take.

Supposedly the Bronte sisters are less pretty. I need to read them.

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Updated December 4th, 2015 at 10:24 AM by wainscottbl

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  1. Smith's Avatar
    Wuthering Heights is by far one of my favorite novels I've read recently. A genius work, and I can really relate to some of the characters. Not an easy read for me though (I'm going to have to read it a second time), but definitely recommend.
    Updated December 4th, 2015 at 07:58 PM by Smith
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