The Complete Novels of Jane Austen



The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Originally uploaded by Raymond Yee.


Though I’ve not actually read any of Jane Austen’s novels, I almost gave into a strong and irrational impulse to borrow the 1200 page compilation of the complete novels of Austen. Kinda odd if I consider that if just one of her novels had been on the shelf, I would have passed over it without notice. My best understanding is that I fall easily for the easy prospect of completeness — that holding all the novels in my hands was more important than actually reading any one novel.

I’m fortunate that I’m not such a dilettante in all areas of life, though it’s a continuing challenge not to distract myself too much with indulging in the world’s potentialities.