Mainly Jane

Celebrating Jane Austen, and sometimes other things too.

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Mrs. Croft always met her with a kindness which gave her the pleasure of fancying herself a favourite…

- Persuasion, Chapter 13

I think this scene, from the 1995 adaptation of Persuasion, is very interesting in how it contrasts Anne’s relationships with Lady Russell and Mrs Croft. Yes, technically a lady like Anne would never run across the Pump Room like that, but I love the sheer joy on her face and on Mrs Croft’s face when they are reunited!

Filed under Persuasion Persuasion 1995 Jane Austen Anne Elliot Mrs Croft Lady Russell Susan Fleetwood Amanda Root Fiona Shaw

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"…and I had not got three yards from the door, when he came after me, only to say, if I was going to Hartfield, he thought I had much better go round by Mr. Cole’s stables, for I should find the near way quite floated by this rain. Oh! dear, I thought it would have been the death of me! So I said, I was very much obliged to him: you know I could not do less; and then he went back to Elizabeth, and I came round by the stables — I believe I did — but I hardly knew where I was, or any thing about it. Oh! Miss Woodhouse, I would rather done any thing than have had it happen: and yet, you know, there was a sort of satisfaction in seeing him behave so pleasantly and so kindly!"

- Robert Martin and Harriet Smith being adorable,
Emma, Chapter 21

Filed under Emma Harriet Smith Robert Martin Emma 1996 Toni Collette Edward Woodall

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Christmas during the time of Jane Austen

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