Literature, Poetry, and Books
James Collins makes the case that "[T]o write brilliant novels was not Jane Austen's foremost goal: What was most important to her was to provide moral instruction." He concludes, "Jane Austen's principles are of transcendent value, they are not 'priggish,' and her novels illustrate and advocate a way of being in the world that is ethical, sensitive and practical."
As my first substantive post on NLT, I feel compelled to address a topic upon which I am decidedly unqualified to speak. Undaunted, however, I proceed - for the occasion to opine on classical literature arises far too infrequently. Se... Read More