Brief Retellings

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I set myself a wondrous task of regaling some the great Austen novels in twelve words or less

Pride and Prejudice - Two stuck-up people somehow fall in love despite many challenges.

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.

     2.  Persuasion

           Love rejected, then desired. Family is oppressive, but

           love wins.

     3.  Pride and Prejudice

           Two stuck up people somehow fall in love despite many

           challenges.

     4.  Emma

           Young, uppity matchmaker falls in love unexpectedly and

           learns humility.

     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.  


Born and raised in the Midwest, Kate has been found and performs the perfect blend of her love of English literature and being on stage.