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You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

 

 

 

Can anything be sweeter than the chance to honour your heroes?  Our latest “Great Thinkers” biography is about Jane Austen. Darling, brilliant Jane.  Jane Austen (1775- 1817) was the author of six novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.  Despite Austen having little formal education and enjoying only limited exposure to society, Austen’s work is renowned for its keen social commentary and sparkling wit.  And we love her, unabashedly.

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English: Back View of Jane Austen, Watercolor

English: Back View of Jane Austen, Watercolor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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3 thoughts on “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

  1. Beautifully done! is that you? And what lovely materials you have used; I had never seen that portrait of Jane Austen in colour, but read that it was done on a trip with sister Cassandra who sketched her looking out sea.

  2. Thank you so much, Lizza, that means so much coming from you! The words in this video are mine, but they are being delivered most expertly by our sensitive and delightful actress Liliana De Castro.
    When doing research for this video, I found so many bits of artwork I didn’t know existed! For instance, I came across this portrait that is still disputed on some fronts (so I didn’t include it) but is really intriguing – by James Stanier Clarke http://austenonly.com/2011/06/16/the-continuing-saga-of-james-stanier-clarkes-portrait-of-jane-austen/

    Many thanks for visiting and commenting.

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