I am inclined to believe it is not merely I who suffer from the grey respite of the dull winter months. Therefore, I set myself a wondrous task of regaling some the great Austen novels in twelve words or less. Such summaries offer me the opportunity to work out the true crux of each excellent story and will lay forth for you the driver of each tale.
1. Sense and Sensibility
Two sisters fall in love, are broken, but end up happy.
Love rejected, then desired. Family is oppressive, but
3. Pride and Prejudice
Two stuck up people somehow fall in love despite many
Young, uppity matchmaker falls in love unexpectedly and
5. Mansfield Park
Sweet, underprivileged girl slowly but surely gets her man.
6. Northanger Abbey
Adventures in finding love in Bath and haunted places.
I do not claim perfection in these brief retellings, but it is my dearest hope that you have been perhaps delighted or further informed by them.