I had to write a letter to her for my English Class this is how it went
Dear Jane Austen,
After finishing Pride and Prejudice I feel as if I need to read it a few more times to fully grasp the overall concept of the book and appreciate your genius. Upon my first reading, I felt as if you added a lot of unnecessary information in which I blamed on your time and age of writing but later saw how wonderfully you made everything fall together. Not a detail that was aforementioned did not have a complacent ending. The only fault I could possibly see, is more of compliment if anything, which is I wanted the ending to be longer. Maybe I read it too fast out of aspiration or just general excitement but it seemed too condensed to really give all the characters justice. I understand it’s like an end of a film where we get to see how all of the character’s lives played out and I guess it’s just pure selfishness but I yearned for more. I think this was just because everything else was described so thoughtfully, that just a conclusion of the events seemed so rushed. Either way I have the highest regards for you as an author and wish so much to meet you. Your language has widely expanded my vocabulary and I tend to use your words or essense of them on a daily basis now. Even though I’m sure there are many drawbacks to living in this era you somehow made it seem so whimsical that I, a person who is very involved in her technology, become wishful of being in your time. You have created such wonderful people who even though differ in personalities have a simpleness to them that is easy to understand the basis of their characters. I have fallen in love with the scene, people, and events so much that I feel a connection to them like you often do when you get lost in a book. As I see it each book is a glimpse into a different world and I’m very grateful for you letting me be apart of yours. I highly doubt that there will be a time where I don’t remember the events in great detail. Reading your work has given me a better outlook on life, I no longer see wealth and beauty as a major advantage and place more value on character. I see my former self in Elizabeth where I would hear something about someone and automatically believe it to be true without proper confrontation. And with writing so detailed as your own I feel as if I have experienced every emotion with the person. I deem this book to be so good I plan to read all of your works to perhaps see you develop as a writer. Upset as I may be of the last chapter, I am comforted by the fact that you did not go too far into the future so that may stay forever young at heart.
With all my love and warmest regards,
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Anybody from the Aldershot area going to this years Jane Austen festival, I am looking for some like minded company!
Hi, I’m doing a little research on Jane, and a millwright who provided paper to Jane in 1814, Ive got evidence of the paper maker knowing jane as they lived very close to each other in Chawton and Alton. But i need a time line of the houses where Jane lived whilst i speak to the mills archive, any help would be good.