Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jane Austen and FB?!

Got to this part this afternoon: " "Love and
the most famous of her
adolescent satires (" as fast as she could
write and quicker than she could spell"
Virginia Woolf remarked about them) ......

" After having been deprived during
the course of 3 weeks of a real friend.....
imagine my transports at beholding one,
most truly worthy of theName... ...
instantly unfolded to each other the
most inward secrets of our Hearts."

One can imagine the fun that Austen
would have made of Facebook, or
MySpace, or Twitter, with their
comparable illusion
of instantaneous intimacy.

** yes, Austen did spell Friend wrong, thus the
comment by Virginia!

1 comment:

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Sounds a fascinating collection!