Jane Austen's books

Actually good novels or overrated chick-lit?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Jane Austen is garbage. Her books are for women

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why did Nabokov like Mansfield Park, then?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because Nabakov is garbage. His books are for pedophiles.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Who's a good author, then?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Dante

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Good point. But what about novels?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Tolstoy

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked Pride and Prejudice a lot
    Persuasion was good

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I gotta give Sense and Sensibility another shot some time but I did finish volume one and it didn’t wow me.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only one I've read is P&P. It read like a slog until she dropped a paragraph about destiny out of nowhere

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Austen BRUTALLY filters midwits. People who think Austen is one of the greatest novelists in the English language either have postgrad qualifications in literature, or they’re a braindead roastie, there is almost zero middle ground between those two extremes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve read Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Persuasion and enjoyed all three. What said is very accurate. Austen was one of the first novelists to use free indirect discourse in her narration, and her novels are plotted very tightly and intelligently. She’s an excellent narrator with great comic timing who constantly pokes fun at the tropes of other schmaltzy sentimental novels of her era.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Northanger Abbey is really funny.

        this. Jane Austen's humor is solid.

        Can you guys give an example of something funny or a passage where she
        >pokes fun at the tropes of other schmaltzy sentimental novels of her era

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The guy who wrote the Aubrey-Maturin series liked her a lot so she must be at least somewhat good.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What will happen to me if I read them all?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have a good time?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why don't you read them you fricking homosexual

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know, I haven't read any of them.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Actually good novels or overrated chick-lit?
    Both

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a few female friends and co-workers say that I remind them of Mr. Darcy, but I'm not sure what they mean by that since I haven't read Pride and Prejudice yet. It's not bad, at least, right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      are you filthy fricking rich but also very autistic and an butthole? if so they're spot on

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      chicks love that character

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They’re saying you have autism but that you can still hit.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Emma has the worst and best males character of her novels.
    Persuasion is her most mature novel.
    Pride and Prejudice is too witty.
    Mansfield Park is more complex because Fanny can be many things and no one agrees on what she is.
    Northanger Abbey is my favorite because I'm into gothic fiction.
    Sense and Sensibility is meh.
    Her shorter fiction is pretty good.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What do you think? We had to read this slop in high school and even as a 14 year old all I could think was
    >this is just a soap opera with slightly more fancy prose
    There's nothing to them.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If these were written by men no one would've given a shit today. There are scores of male authors of her caliber who are completely forgotten because they are overshadowed by actually good male authors who had things to say about the human condition. Not just glorified love triangles.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      please go sniff your farts somewhere else. there's probably several neitzche and schoppenfart threads up right now, just go to one of those.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do these hold up compared to Bronte novels? I really love Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Villette, etc.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    has no one here read Lady Susan?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Northanger Abbey is really funny.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this. Jane Austen's humor is solid.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They are good, but they are also "chick-lit." That doesn't mean there's nothing to be gained by a man from it.

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