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Tag Archives | Jane Austen

Why read The Marriage Plot?
A Letter from Jeffrey Eugenides

The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places. – From The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides If […]

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What We’re Reading at Exclusive Books Head Office

In the brightly-coloured offices at Exclusive Books headquarters, there resides a band of voracious readers. Which is to be expected, of course – and the books we love are as interesting as they are varied. A poll around the office has revealed a variety of tastes, creating a snapshot of our reading lists and the […]

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Jane Austen Lives – and Dies – Again

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Jane Austen, despite being dead since 1817, continues to outsell many living authors. Six books and a handful of letters cemented her in the consciousness of the Western literary world, with Mr Darcy becoming the template upon which many a moody suitor has been based. Austen’s biting social satire was veiled in wit and setting, […]

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