Book Review – – – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Austen’s writings always have a touch of romantic intrigue, positing atleast one character in an unstable relationship. Sense and Sensibility is no different in that regard, but it allows us a glimpse of harsh familial realities when wealth is in question. Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, are forced to leaveContinue reading “Book Review – – – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen”

Book Review — Austenistan [edited by Laaleen Sukhera]

Austenistan is a compilation of seven short storiesĀ that, in true Jane Austen fashion, comment on the nature of society and revolve around the lives of modern women. Based in different cities of Pakistan, these stories are as immersed in Pakistani culture as they are tweaked to accommodate the whims of 21st century folks. I hadContinue reading “Book Review — Austenistan [edited by Laaleen Sukhera]”

Book Review — The Beautiful Cassandra by Jane Austen

The Beautiful Cassandra is a collection of short stories authored by Jane Austen earlier in her career. While meant for entertainment, these stories bring out nuances of the Victorian lifestyle that we’ve come to enjoy. In the tale Jack and Alice, conflicts of interest coupled with gossip about an eligible bachelor make for a moderatelyContinue reading “Book Review — The Beautiful Cassandra by Jane Austen”

Where are my ball gowns?

I spent the last twenty something days immersed in an Austen novel. It was bound to have its effects on me, like any other book would’ve. This time only furthering my fondness forĀ a Victorian manner of living – attending balls, wearing gowns and travelling in carriages through dense vegetation only to arrive at a “cousin’s”Continue reading “Where are my ball gowns?”