Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jane Austen and Names

Jane Austen and NamesJane Austen and Names by Maggie Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Head over to Austenprose for my review of Jane Austen and Names by Maggie Lane. Here is an brief excerpt to whet your appetite, especially if you enjoy the naming game.

“To use a person’s Christian name was a mark of intimacy. Well-bred people with feelings of delicacy towards others did not presume on this intimacy until it was clear that an acquaintance was becoming a real friendship. Most acquaintance, of course, never progressed this far, and people would remain on formal terms for as long as they knew each other.”

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