9 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2016
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    1. Kingsweston

      Kingsweston is a historic building in Kings Weston Lane, Kingsweston, Bristol, England. This would have been approximately 18 miles distance from Bath. "The house boasts a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase."

    2. They must think it so strange, so rude of me! To go by them, too, without saying a word!

      At this point in the novel, Catherine is practically coerced into accompanying John Thorpe, Isabella, and her brother James in travelling to Bristol, taking John’s word of having already seen the Tilney’s leaving town earlier that morning. As they’re leaving, they spot the Tilney’s on their way to their planned engagement with Catherine. Catherine pleads for John to turn back and he ignores her, in which she replies to him with this quote. Pertaining to the social customs of the time, “A lady should never "cut" someone, that is to say, fail to acknowledge their presence after encountering them socially, unless it is absolutely necessary (Daniel Pool, What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, 55). At face value, it appears that Catherine has slighted her dear acquaintances by ignoring them.

    3. remonstrances

      "A forcefully reproachful protest" (OED).

    4. disconcert

      "Disturb the composure of; unsettle" (OED).

    5. Blaize Castle

      Blaize Castle, estbalished in 1766, is an 18th century estate located relatively close to Henbury, which is in Bristol, England. The landmark is currently a museum and popular attraction for Janeites.

    6. coppice

      "An area of woodland in which the trees or shrubs are periodically cut back to ground level to stimulate growth and provide firewood or timber; Cut back (a tree or shrub) to ground level periodically to stimulate growth" (OED).

    7. pump–room

      "The Pump Room in Bath was built in the lower part of the town, and it was where those taking the “cure” would drink copious amounts of the warm spring water in order to effect a cure" (Austenonly). It was the place to be in high society.

    8. Beechen Cliff

      Beechen Cliff offered a remarkable view of Bath. This would be what Catherine, Eleanor, and Henry would have witnessed on their outing.

  3. Feb 2016
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    1. The master of the ceremonies introduced to her a very gentlemanlike young man as a partner; his name was Tilney

      This is when Tilney is first introduced. Tilney is such a very interesting character to me. He's sarcastic when he pokes fun at the social expectations of society during his conversation with Catherine later on, he knows fashion, and he's witty. He sort of parallels Catherine in a way.