Saturday, 7 November 2009
I have chosen quite an unusual quote this week.
I remember reading the Jane Austen biography by Carol Shields years ago and loving a particular paragraph which she used to describe our beloved authoress.
So....I dug out my copy and thought I would use the quote as our quote of the week to remind ourselves of the universal respect for Jane and her writings.
"Her legacy is not a piece of reportage from the society of a particular past, but a wise and compelling exploration of human nature. Her men and women speak their needs and define the barriers that separate them from peace and satisfaction. They are as alive today in their longing as they were two hundred years ago, when she first gave them breath."
I think that this homage is so accurate and speaks the mind of many of us. Thanks Carol for such a wonderful quote.
Pic 1: Biography cover
Pic 2: Photobucket-Jane in Bath