Let the Advent with Austen fun begin! Yesterday I picked up my copy of Sense and Sensibility from the post office. (It seems that one of the drawbacks of my new flat is that the parcel delivery guy can’t get to the letterbox unless someone lets him in. Note to self: future deliveries to work address.) So here it is in all its glory:
I started last night, but have to confess that I was going cross-eyed before I’d even finished the introduction by some very learned person that comes included with my edition. So I went to sleep instead. Maybe I should just start with the actual novel, but I wanted to cheat a bit and get a first idea of what I’m in for, since I haven’t read the novel before. Perhaps I’m treading so cautiously because such an introduction is something I’m sorely missing at the moment with Yo el Supremo which, to be honest, has me utterly lost and confused. I’d really appreciate a word of advice from someone who knows what they’re talking about. But on the other hand, this might leave me with preconceptions about the novel that might impair my own reading of it?
What do you think? Is it better to dive straight into novels, or do you appreciate getting in some expert knowledge upfront?