What I have ended up with is an absolutely monstrous edition in which Penguin decided to collect all of Jane Austen's novels into one book. It is huge. It is ridiculous. I can't really take it anywhere -- it's too heavy to carry for long. I prefer a book I can tuck into my enormous purse and whip out at every available opportunity. But whatever.
Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
- Grab your current read.
- Open to a random page.
- Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
- Be careful not to include spoilers!
- Include the title and author.
From Northanger Abbey, taken from Jane Austen: The Complete Novels by Jane Austen (introduction by Karen Joy Fowler), p1018:
"The two youngest Miss Thorpes were by themselves in the parlour; and, on Anne's quitting it to call her sister, Catherine took the opportunity of asking the other for some particulars of their yesterday's party. Maria desired no greater pleasure than to speak of it; and Catherine immediately learnt that it had been altogether the most delightful scheme in the world; that nobody could imagine how charming it had been, and that it had been more delightful than any body could conceive."