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Review + Giveaway: The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen

*Santa’s already here! Read my review and check out your chance to win your very own copy!

The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen (set to be released in January 2012) is collection of Jane’s wittiest observations and musings from her novels to personal letters she sent to those closest to her. In addition to her classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, you’re given a glimpse into the many thoughts she sent to her sister, Cassandra, and a whole host of family members.

To give you an idea of how the book is laid out:

*Here are the chapters: In a Manner Truly Heroick: Early Exuberances, A Great Deal of It Must be Invention: History, Another Stupid Party: Balls, Gowns and Other Fashions, In a Fine Burst of Literary Enthusiasm: Books and Writing, The Rich are Always Respectable, A Truth Universally Acknowledged: The Marriage Market, The Nature of their Attachments: Men and Women, Jane Austen in Love–and Not, A Neighborhood of Voluntary Spies, Vanity Working on a Weak Head: The Absurdity of Self-Regard and Affectation, The Dissipations of London, the Luxuries of Bath, A Fine Family, Of Sterling Insignificance, One Half Cannot Understand the Other: Observations General and Particular, and I am a Very Good Housekeeper.

*Under each chapter are a collection of hilarious quotes. Quotes such as this one sent from Jane to her sister in June of 1799, “My hair was at least tidy, which was all my ambition.” And that just so happens to be my exact ambition today!

I enjoyed reading the chapters and seeing the best of Jane from her novels and a new insight into her thoughts and events that took place off the fiction pages and in her daily life. I think that author, Dominique Enright, compiled a truly masterful list that allows Jane Austen fans to continue to muse over her writing, ideas, and thoughts. While I’m not a die-hard Jane Austen fan, I’m quickly becoming one with this book and its making me more interested in her novels just by reading it. With that I leave you with another favorite quote from Emma, “One cannot have too large a party. A large party secures its own amusement.”

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