Emma by Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse has no need for a marriage. She is well-off, held in high esteem by the people of Highbury, and suitably occupied making matches for others. But when her plans to set up her new friend Harriet Smith with Mr Elton go awry, Emma is in for a rude awakening as to just howContinue reading “Emma by Jane Austen”

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 stories┬áthat, 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”

Book Review — Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey reflects a time during which one’s place in society was affixed by power and wealth. Into such a society descends our protagonist, Catherine Morland, whose love for literature takes greater priority than most other occupation. Needless to say, Catherine’s hunger for thrill and adventure thrust her into experiences that no ordinary day inContinue reading “Book Review — Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen”