I spent my young childhood in a house where Jane Austen books & movies were enjoyed by my mother and my two older sisters. Significantly younger than they, I never got a chance to enjoy them with my sisters, and they had started their own families before I was old enough.
About two years ago, one of my sisters asked me if I had ever seen Sense and Sensibility, Which is her favorite Jane Austen movie. When I said I had not, she enthusiastically announced that I would watch it with her the next time I came over.
So we did. Of course I liked it - I have always been pleased with old-fashioned things. I somehow knew that Pride and Prejudice was written by the same person, and I had remembered seeing that title on an old tape in our video cabinet. I found it and watched it. It was the 1940 version, so the fashions were different and so was the story. I got the 1995 A&E/BBC version from the library after that.
I was captivated. Within a year from my first viewing of S.&S., I knew about all the novels, had seen most of the movies, read the beginning of several of the books, and about 2/3 of P.&P. I have taken great pleasure in learning all about the time era, and most anything associated with the name ‘Jane Austen’.
What a thrill it is to be swept out of the modern world and into that of the early 1800s. A while ago I started writing a magazine about Jane Austen books, characters, & time era. Each edition would feature a novel, and if I ever wrote more than ten, I would move outside the Regency era. I decided to take my ideas and make this blog. I’ll be starting with Pride and Prejudice, since I already had most of that issue written. I love writing, reading, Jane Austen, and many things from and about bygone years, so here I am, using all those to create this just for enjoyment. =) I think this will be fun, and I hope others will have fun reading it. =) (Hopefully it isn’t too dull and simple looking - I am a novice at such things.) Please check back soon for my first ‘real’ post. I would love to know that people are reading this, so feel free to leave a comment! =)
Have a lovely day full of old-fashioned delight.