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“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.

Oh to be Lizzie! Our heroine! A woman of wit and intelligence, who knows how to be playful and to do so with grace and elegance, a woman of accomplishment without conceit, good friend, good sister and most of all, a woman of good humor, who has enough good sense not to take herself too seriously.

Lizzie has flaws but she’ll admit to them. She has her prejudice. Don’t we all? But she is a creature we see too little of these days. Elizabeth Bennet is a woman who owns her mistakes. This blog will endeavor to capture her spirit.

“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!” Jane Austen

There may be plenty of running mad here, but no swooning. (Well, perhaps a little swooning here and there but only so much as to sway a bit, never to fall completely and never so much as to lose one’s countenance). Here you will find only the frank and honest opinions of an ardent reader of Austen, a philosophy professor, and a writer of contemporary romance novels.

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