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Before I Was Born | Corey Abreau
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The Other Bennet Sister | Janice Hadlow
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#200PnPcovers @CrowCAH @mabell Let‘s see if I can catch up on what were supposed to be daily posts…when #parents were raising gentle ladies, they were accomplished if they could play #music. Another acceptable past time was reading #novels - but not too much and nothing too intellectual! In The Other Bennet Sister Mary much prefers “smart” books and her mother, who reads novels, disapproves.

CrowCAH Woohoo, three down in one post! 👍🏻😁 6mo
mabell Love your collage! 6mo
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All the #parents (or at least Mrs. Bennet) in #Pride & #Prejudice want is for their daughters to receive #proposals from #rich men.

Catching up on #200PnPcovers #PnPcovers

LeahBergen 😆😆 6mo
rabbitprincess I deeply enjoy this facepalm of Mr Bennet‘s 🤦🏻🤣 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Fantastically done! 💟👏👏 6mo
CrowCAH Aye that is her goal in life! 6mo
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My favorite story from this book! And it covers a few prompts 😉

Jane was helping to nurse her brother through a nasty illness when one of his doctors, who also attended the Prince Regent [ruling in place of his #parents] realised that Jane was the author of #Pride and Prejudice. One day he told Jane that the Prince ‘often‘ read her #novels and ‘kept a set in every one of his residences.‘ Accordingly he informed the Prince she was in London. ⬇️

mabell His Royal Highness asked the librarian of Carlton House, James Stanier Clarke, to call on her. Clarke duly appeared the next day and invited Jane to Carlton House, so that he could show her ‘the library and other apartments, and pay her every possible attention.‘ Although Jane disapproved of the Prince Regent‘s immoral lifestyle [in spite of her #prejudice], she felt unable to turn down this high honour [#proposal]. 6mo
mabell During her visit, Clarke declared that the Prince had given her permission to dedicate her next novel (Emma) to him, and upon publication Austen‘s publisher, John Murray, sent the Prince a handsome copy of Emma for his library. #200PnPcovers 6mo
LeahBergen Whenever I open Emma and see that dedication I think how she was “bullied” into it. 😆 6mo
CrowCAH I agree @LeahBergen . But I guess it‘s not bad to have the Prince Regent as a sponsor! 6mo
mabell @LeahBergen @CrowCAH Not exactly a glowing dedication 😆😂 6mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#200PnPcovers #Parents

Day 21. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, raising five single daughters in the Regency era. I‘m sure they did their best.

mabell Wellllll maybe? 😆 6mo
CrowCAH @mabell I said they tried 😂 6mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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I don't think Nick & Amy Dunne would have made good #parents

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CrowCAH I‘ve seen lots of people like this. I haven‘t read. 6mo
mabell No, quite the opposite, I‘d say! 6mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Day 21: #Parents

Silhouette portraits of Jane Austen‘s parents.

Can I just say that I‘m happy these are no longer in vogue? I wouldn‘t relish my own beaky nose and weak chin handed down for posterity. 🤣🤣


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Lindy 😂 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh god, me too, my silhouette would be dreadful 🤣🤣 I spend a lot of effort trying not to be looked at from the side, haha 6mo
merelybookish Especially now that my neck waddle is so big. 😬 6mo
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DivineDiana Agree! 😂 6mo
AWahle I remember doing these in elementary school but mom must have thrown them out. The teacher traced each student‘s silhouette using a projector and then we had to cut them & glue them on card stock. 6mo
CrowCAH Same. Could I have a 45 degree angle instead?! Lol 6mo
LeahBergen @RaeLovesToRead @CrowCAH Exactly! I dash around and angle myself for group photos. 🤣🤣 6mo
LeahBergen @merelybookish Gah, don‘t remind me of my waddle! 🤣 6mo
LeahBergen @AWahle That‘s so cool! I remember that they used to do them at some small fairs when I was a kid. 6mo
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 6mo
Suet624 Wow! I‘m with you. 6mo
Suet624 @AWahle Same here. 6mo
mabell 😆😆😆 6mo
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I actually really like most of the #parents in the original P&P and have an especial soft spot for Mr. Bennet, even though he's a terrible provider and can be a bit of a dick. Consequently, I couldn't DEAL with this variation that turns Mr. B. into a complete and total liar.

Reynolds gives us a semi-plausible set-up for Darcy & Elizabeth to be stranded together for a couple of days. D wants to marry E immediately to save her reputation, but E ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) does think that's necessary so D makes her promise to let him know if rumors start flying and she says she will. But when the rumors DO start flying, Mr. B. literally refuses to let E contact D! Mr. B even goes so far as to SAY he is taking E's letter to D, and then DOESN'T and comes back and tells E that D blew her off and has no interest in her. It literally DID NOT MAKE SENSE. There's also this incredibly creepy scene where when D&E ⬇ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) are coming back from their snowed-in cabin they pass the inn and a girl is literally BEING RAPED BY SOLDIERS and E is like “oh there isn't anything you can do because there are like ten of them and they're all drunk“ - so they leave her there?!?! It was absolutely horrific and I couldn't imagine EITHER of these characters actually saying that/leaving this girl to her fate. It was extra enraging because it had basically nothing to do with⬇ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) the rest of the story?! Like why is this scene even here??

Despite being considered one of the foundational writers of JAFF, I've always personally found Reynolds to be a bit of a mixed bag, and this one was definitely a miss for me!

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mabell Yikes. It doesn‘t sound like there is much to like about it! Just the change in Mr. Bennett would be enough to ruin it for me! What was his motivation for the deception? 6mo
CrowCAH Gosh yes. I believe both E and D would try to help the girl. They‘re not that callous. 6mo
MaureenMc That‘s a hard pass from me. 🙅🏻‍♀️ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @mabell - Supposedly he doesn't believe E will be happy with D, so he thinks he's justified in his lies - because later D comes to check on E and Mr. B lies then! Even though E tells him that D didn't do anything inappropriate when they were stranded, Mr. B refuses to believe her and thinks she was seduced and that that's the only reason D said he would marry her. The whole part where Mr. B refuses to believe his daughter was also super annoying. 6mo
mabell What a great father 😆😆 6mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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Mr Woodhouse comes to mind as one of the most eccentric (at least in 21st century standards) #parents in Austen‘s novels. In some ways, in my mind, he gives Mrs Bennet a run for her money! 😂

Pictured is one of my copies of Emma, thanks to @CarolineLovesToRead !

mabell What a pretty copy! And you are definitely right about Mr. Woodhouse! Quite eccentric! 6mo
CrowCAH He is very particular about how things are done. 6mo
CarolineLovesToRead Glad you like it 6mo
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