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Comfort in Classics

March 16, 2010

Comfort in Classics:

I seek comfort and solace everywhere I can. One of my favorite sources of something better, something to make life more tolerable are the classics I started reading when I was 11 or 12. Some of my first books were A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and David Copperfield. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility came later. Now I reread them and their pages transport me to a time when things were (or seemed) easier.

Jane Austen

February 10, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009: In these times of deep personal crisis, I turn once again to Jane Austen. I adored her books when I was a teenager in San Francisco and now they have become something good and great to hold on to amidst the uncertainty of my life. Jane Austen speaks to me like no author ever did or could. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Emma and Mansfield Park are novels that I re read and reread.