Category Archives: Austen Read-Along

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 52-53

Our penultimate Emma read along! How far we have come. Join us at The Writer’s Block for analysis and discussion of this week’s reading. I thought I’d share two excellent illustrations by C.E. Brock, courtesy of mollands.net. The first is from Chapter Fifty-Two and depicts a befuddled William Larkins, scratching his head at an overheated… more goodness …

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Shall we speak of Frank Churchill?  Now that his character is known to one and all, let’s start by reading this borrowed character analysis with my comments inserted for I find I am much like Mr. Knightley in this regard: “It will be natural for me,” he added shortly afterwards, “to speak my opinion aloud… more goodness …

An impressive collection of carriages

An impressive collection of carriages

I’d thought I was done with posts from my travels when I finished up with my house posts, but then I recalled there was one more experience that I should certainly share with readers here: the wonderful Red House Carriage Museum, in Darley Dale (near Matlock). It’s a working carriage museum, where they actually take… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

The chapters for this week are filled with revelation, reflection, and regret. At The Writer’s Block we will delve into some of the nitty gritty details of the reading, while using this introductory post to compare and contrast two wildly different film interpretations of the scenes in which Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement… more goodness …