Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen

    I couldn't read this entire novel, so vexed was I by the indefiniteness of the characters. Mrs. Jennings had no definite personality that I could latch onto for the longest time. Edward was a non-person and Willoughby was charming but inconstant.
   What clinched it for me was that neither sister was the main character, so the difficulty of identifying with a female was compounded by the lack of a constant perspective.
   Some interesting spellings

   There were passages where I was unsure of the meaning, some surely due to the passage of years and culture, but other times it seemed to be the impreciseness of expression.



   Aug. 1, 2001 - perhaps I should get the video tape of the movie and see how that appears to me.




Book Notes
Copyright 2005