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Emma – Jane Austen
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Emma – Jane Austen

I am so glad I read Emma after Mansfield Park. It restored my faith in Austen and was a refreshing change in many ways. Not only did I love the story, the characters, and the pacing, but I also loved that Emma is different from the usual Austen heroine. She is rich and beautiful, so immediately the problem of marrying … Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs (1955)
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Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Daddy Long Legs is the story of philanthropist Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) and his relationship with the orphan he puts through college, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). The story gets started with Jervis’ business trip to Paris. While driving through rural roads on the outskirts of the city, he gets into some car trouble and has … Continue reading