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Thursday, June 18

Reader Challenge: Describe an Austen Novel in Six Words or Less

One of my favorite websites DailyLit is offering a readers challenge to describe their favorite classic book in six words or less. Of course, I had to give it my best try at Jane Austen’s novels and came up with these ditties.

Sense and Sensibility: Manic and depressive find love!
Pride and Prejudice: Petulance + Perspicacity = bestseller
Mansfield Park: Fanny a prig? No way!
Emma: Clueless, overconfident and offensive in Highbury
Northanger Abbey: Gothic obsession = guy with castle
Persuasion: Never throw away a blue coat!
Lady Susan: Mom schemes - eats daughter 4 lunch

So, Gentle Readers, how would you cleverly describe our favorite author’s novels, or any others in classic literature?

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose


Lynn said...

On this challenge, I wouldn't attempt it...I'd only embarrass myself in the process.

I am not as clever or talented as you are...I enjoyed your descriptions very much...Well done !

Anonymous said...

Is Miss Wade in Little Dorrit gay? Or something near it?

Heather Carroll said...

Brava on the Northanger Abbey...although it does make me feel more superficial about loving it so much ;)

Marilyn Brant said...

Oooh, I like yours (your S&S and Emma lines esp. made me laugh :)--I'll try one...

Pride and Prejudice: Opinionated pair redeemed by unexpected love

LaBelleRiviere said...

P&P-Barely tolerable woman loves insufferable man.

MP- Be nice, she'll love you forever

those are my attempts

becca said...

Emma: Bossy rich girl gets her druthers

Melanie said...

I really enjoyed the one on Mansfield Park! :D

Laurel Ann said...

Bravo to all who gave it a try. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Turly there is someone for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy: rogue versus angel equals milkmaid heartbreak