05-29-2007 01:03 PM - last edited on 06-06-2007 03:59 PM by Bill_T
I look forward to hearing what people have to say about Pride and Prejudice, and about my annotated version. Jane Austen is one of the world’s great novelists, one who can be appreciated for so many different things, for her humor, her romance, her insights into human nature, her moral lessons, her artistry in presenting the story. The list could go on.
One point that strikes me about Pride and Prejudice is that it presents a society very different from our own, but still shows human emotions and conflicts that are very recognizable today, and that speak powerfully to current readers.
In my own work I’ve tried, among other things, to help the reader understand better the alien features of that society. My hope is that this will make the novel speak even more powerfully to readers.
Please write in. I will be happy to answer any kind of question, and I feel confident that there will be plenty for people to discuss.
David M. Shapard
Message Edited by Bill_T on 06-06-2007 03:59 PM
06-06-2007 07:07 PM