Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Shelf Awareness

“It is in the ballroom that Jane Austen shows most clearly the excitements and satisfactions of sexual attraction. Dances in her novels provide enticing opportunities for men and women to touch and move together, away from chaperones. Dances involved exciting glimpses of ankles and cleavages, arms pressed around a waist, eyes gazing into eyes–not as explicit as bedroom scenes of today, but far more memorable and fascinating.”

via Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Shelf Awareness.

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