Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a red dress and a spyglass

I finally did it! I found a copy of Persuasion that met my standards! I know you were waiting with bated breath to see if I found a good copy. We got a new edition in at work, a Vintage Classic from Random House, and here it is:

The sea. A fabulous red dress. A spyglass. A feathered hat. Oh yes. It seems to me that Anne is the proper captain here, not Wentworth.

If I only I could read this by the sea.


  1. I am fond of the proportions between her upper and lower body.

  2. I know. She's super tall. I love it. It's sort of magically real.