I think this is actually great for getting people into Jane Austen, but not good for people who are boring ass “purists.”
If you can’t get enough Clone Wars, or you just really dig the tradition of Star Wars anthologies, this is gonna be a must-read for you.
The drinking game section is the best part of this book.
I urge you to fall for this collection of Austenesque works (and not off the cobb like Louisa).
I appreciate the immense research and detail put into this, but I do not feel every chapter was convincing.
The lack of rose-tinted glasses gives us a better understanding and appreciation of the realities around which Jane Austen herself wrote and moved in.
More like Northangery Abbey turns into Gossip Girl.
The book ends on a hopeful note, despite it all.
You wanna know the REAL advice Jane Austen would give us today? She’d tell us not to listen to men trying to tell us how to live our lives and body shame us.
Who should read this: Padmé stans.