Posted by: rearadmiral | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule

P&P 1/27/19
Unsheltered 2/24/19
The Winthrop Woman 3/31/19
Dr Wortle’s School 4/28/19
Sense & Sensibility 5/18/19
In the Summer Season 6/30/19
Madame de Treymes 7/28/19


Jan : Persuasion
Feb : Choose your own! 2/25
March: March Geraldine Brooks 3/25
April : The Reef Edith Wharton 4/29

May :
June : Jane Austen at Home Lucy Worsley 6/24
July :
Aug : Rachel Ray Anthony Trollope 8/5
Sept :
Oct : Emma l0/21
Nov : Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell 11/18
Dec :

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 22, 2019

9/22 Two weeks in review…

Emma with a charming cast…on the radio.

From 3 yrs ago…..Fun fact….Laura Carmichael is also a member of Team Austen…she played Jane Austen’s sister-in-law Elizabeth Knight in a 15 minute BBC radio piece. She had the perfect tone for my “image” of Elizabeth Knight. I’m also loving Rosamund’s reading of P&P. While not a fan of audiobooks, sigh, I could listen to Rosamund all day! -Kirk
I think this one is from Downton Abbey Italia….they played sisters in the moving United Kingdom.…

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards posted:
“A short video clip I found on the 145th anniversary of J.E. Austen-Leigh’s death.”…

Austentatious Library
September 13 at 12:58 PM ·
In honor of Friday the 13th, an Emma snippet about luck:

“And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess? I pity you. I thought you cleverer; for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.”

~ Miss Tracy

#AustentatiousLibrary #HappyEmmaFridayThe13th

“What about Jane Austen’s work has captured your interest?
Since middle school, I have read her work repeatedly for many different reasons. As a student of literature, I admire her prose, her style. I appreciate the contributions she made to the novel genre, her satire and social critique combined with her compassion and insight into the human condition.
Recently, I am drawn to her characters I think of as the good hosts: Elinor Dashwood, Mr. Knightley, Colonel Brandon, characters who quietly but actively care for their communities, who address the needs of others. As I get older, I appreciate more and more these qualities in people, which I think reading Jane Austen has helped me to recognize as strength and goodness.
Still, I never planned to teach an Honors seminar specifically on her work until a few students saw my Jane Austen action figure on the bookshelf and asked me to do so.
That class has turned out to be an enormously satisfying experience (personally and professionally) every time I teach it.
Favorite spots on campus
The classroom and the library stacks – I love the smell of all those books, all those ideas and stories.
Pet Peeve
A lack of generosity.Guilty Pleasures
Maroon 5 and peanut butter cup ice cream.
Surprising moment on campus
While chatting with a friend on the FDH elevator, a man riding with us turned to me and asked if I was from Massachusetts. How could he tell? I don’t have a Boston accent! He grew up in a neighboring town and said I sounded “like home.”
Reading recommendations
Sometimes books appear in our lives when we need them most. Here are three books I found when I was young, and that I return to over and over again: Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, Jane Austen’s Emma, George Eliot’s Middlemarch.
This list is not exclusive, not the three best books ever, but three books that have meant a lot to me over the years. What I realize now about these works – they focus on the importance of generosity, of kindness as strength. ”

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 8, 2019

9/8 Week in review….

Jane Austen London Group posted…
9 hrs ·
Saltram House is a beautiful grade 1 listed Georgian house situated in an extensive and delightful parkland near Plymouth in Devon. It was the filming location for 1995 Sense and Sensibility as Norland Park. Saltram’s connection to Jane Austen seems interestingly more than that. Jane Austen’s brother Henry Austen called himself “domestic chaplain” to Lord Morley, first Earl of Morley’s family. Jane Austen sent a copy of Emma to Countess Morley, and correspondence between the two women about Emma remains in the collection of the house, which is now a National Trust property. Susan Law, a historian and authoress of Through the keyhole: Sex, Scandal and the Secret Life of the Country House, supports the theory that the Austens were close friends of the Morleys and Lord Morley is the model for Mr. Darcy.

Intrigued, I visited Saltram while holidaying in the area. I didn’t see Lord Morley’s portrait or letters between Countess Morley and Jane Austen, for they are not on public display, although private viewing can be arranged in advance. I did get some willing answers from the staff members who had read the letters and diaries in the collection. Had the Austens stayed at Saltram? Is Lord Morley indeed model for Mr. Darcy? I was told to “take it with a grain of salt”, and there is no evidence for either. Having afterwards learnt more about Lord Morley, I rather doubt he could be the inspiration for Mr. Darcy.

What do you think? Do you have more to share? Maybe you will do your own sleuthing, there are lots interesting reading available.

Janis B. shared a link on Mr. Darcy’s Extensive Readers:

I know a lot of you like “the other guy” as Colonel Brandon, but I much prefer this guy — here’s why:…

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 4, 2019

9/4 A couple of weeks in review….

Found via Catherine Austen Hubback:…/a.121067515226…/372366540097038/…

“Special Order: 17 beautiful roses with gold and navy petal edging, all handcrafted from upcycled pages of “Pride and Prejudice.”
In the client’s review, she wrote: “Working with Allegra was a pleasure. She helped me with getting the perfect flowers to enhance the favors for a bridal shower! I was blown away when I picked up the flowers – they are so beautiful and I know that everyone will cherish them…” So happy to create these stunning roses for such an important event!”…/a.16573568976…/2360041760738712/…

Have you ever wondered which word Frank Churchill wanted Jane Fairfax to decipher at the end of the alphabet game in Emma? Check the comments to find out what Jane Austen’s nephew and memoirist J.E. Austen-Leigh claimed his aunt revealed to her family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Some news on the music of the new Emma. According to a wiki article I checked out….Mid Feb 2020 is the current guess on a release date…
“With a slew of impressive TV credits to her name, Waller-Bridge’s next film project could launch her into another echelon of film composers. She’ll next score Focus Features’ and Working Title’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn and directed by photographer Autumn de Wilde. Though cautiously mum about sharing too many details, Waller-Bridge promised to “bring [her] swoon.”
“It’s definitely strings and piano, it’s not gonna be anything like what we did [on ‘Vita & Virginia’]. It’s going to be true to period, which is good, because it brings me an opportunity to do my swoon. I’m gonna bring my swoon.”
“Emma” won’t hit theaters until early 2020, but Waller-Bridge praised an early cut. “I don’t want to say too much. But if you’re familiar with Autumn’s photography, imagine that moving. It’s unreal.”
IFC Films will release “Vita & Virginia” in theaters on August 23 and VOD August 30.”…/elizabeth-debicki-vita-virgini…/
Isobel Waller-Bridge and Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Found via Jane Austen is Totally My Religion….…/fanny-price-not-elizabeth-benne…

“Reading most reviews of my books-the kindest as well as the most disapproving-is like watching somebody in boxing -gloves trying to dissect a flower.”…/a.1015015361…/10157631157036584/…

It’s been 2+yrs since we lost
Robert Hardy.
In one of the worst Austen adaptations on the left, NA ‘1986(General Tilney). One of the best(and maybe the best cast) in S&S ’95(Sir John Middleton).

Posted by: rearadmiral | August 19, 2019

8/19 Week in review….

Rocks and mountains…

To a ball you shall go!

Wonderful tea(from the Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley’s Teas…, key chain, and kitten card purchased from Salem’s delightful retail and on web… Both are also fantastic on FB!

Austentatious Library
August 13 at 4:15 PM ·
Another ranking of Austen’s heroes but with our modern sensibilities in mind…a bit out of order for my taste, but guess who is #1 (again)???? 😉 #MuslinNinja 👀 ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia

#JaneAusten #Austen #AustentatiousLibrary #Janeiacs #Janeites #Austenites #NorthangerAbbey #HenryTilney #READNorthangerAbbey #SenseAndSensibility #PrideAndPrejudice #Emma #MansfieldPark #Persuasion

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Posted by: rearadmiral | August 11, 2019

8/11 Week in review….

I’m feeling ruined…..Abbeys…
Found via…/nor…/catherine-morland/page/2/
“Catherine, for a few moments, was motionless with horror. It was done completely; not a remnant of light in the wick could give hope to the rekindling breath. Darkness impenetrable and immovable penetrated the room. A violent gust of wind, rising with sudden fury, added fresh horror to the moment. . . . A cold sweat stood out on her forehead . . . To close her eyes in sleep that night, she felt must be entirely out of the question.”
Northanger Abbey, volume 2, chapter 6

Found via Austensible….

English Gardens!
From the Synopsis of “In the Garden with Jane Austen” by Kim Wilson:
As the heroine of Mansfield Park Fanny Price observes, “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.”

“Money, it’s a crime..” Da Floyd de Pink….

Happy Bday Anne Elliot!!! OTD 1787!!!!!!!!!!

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards

#OTD 1815, 8 August, Jane Austen began writing Persuasion, but family problems such as her brother Henry’s serious illness and his bankruptcy, probably slowed its composition.

Wendy Jones – Author wrote: “JANE ON THE BRAIN has been reviewed by Michelle Larrow in the Jane Austen Society of North America Newsletter. Members, please take a look, pages 12-13. #JASNA #JaneAusten #literature #Janeites.”…/pcb.9193520684…/919351691757619/…

Jane Austen Society of NA- St. Louis posted:
“On this day in 1816, Jane Austen completed the final draft of Persuasion!! We’re giving that an extra exclamation point because Persuasion is the most popular book among JASNA St. Louis members. Does it pierce your soul, too?”

More Happy Bday Romola!!!!

Happy Bday Romola!!!!!!!!! Please note in the Amazing Grace photo she with the two leads in Mansfield Park 1983…they play a matchmaking couple!(and both of them were in other Austen films…any guesses?)

Jane Austen – Her Works and Her World posted…
“Jane Austen loved a garden. She took a keen interest in flower gardening and kitchen gardening alike. This book strolls through the sorts of gardens that Jane Austen would have known and visited: the gardens of the great estates, cottage gardens, gardens in town, and public gardens and parks. Some of the gardens she owned or knew exist still in some form today; among the gardens highlighted is the restored garden at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, England, complete with a sample planting plan of the flowers grown there now. The book also includes touring information for gardens featured in film adaptations of the novels. With lush photos, social history, excerpts from the novels, information on her life, and period drawings, this book brings Georgian and Regency gardens and Jane Austen’s world to life. In the Garden with Jane Austen captures the essence and beauty of the traditional English garden. As the heroine of Mansfield Park Fanny Price observes, “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.”

Posted by: rearadmiral | August 4, 2019

8/4 A few days in review

Petty France
From Wikipedia…Cultural references:
In her novel Northanger Abbey (written in 1803, but not published until 1817), Jane Austen mentions Petty France as a dull two-hour rest stop on the road between Bath and the fictional abbey: “There was nothing to be done but to eat without being hungry, and to loiter about without anything to see.”


Posted by: rearadmiral | July 31, 2019

7/31 week in review

My Jane Austen Book Club
July 29 at 3:18 PM ·
MASTERPIECE | PBS just released the trailer for Jane Austen’s Sanditon! Watch it here. What do you think?…/sanditon-rose-williams-theo-james-1…

Happy Bday Olivia Williams and Kate Beckinsale!!!!

Found via Jane Austen is totally My Religion:…/a.16223258049…/2236752813039797/…

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 21, 2019

7/21 Week in review…

Found via Austenesque Cat Lovers page….

Down to the Sea

On a lighter note…
Condé Nast Library
“What dreadful hot weather we have! – It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.” #JaneAusten…/…/1151574046632566784/photo/1

I believe the original post had images. Current post images chosen by AiB.
From Sarah Emsley:
When Winchester races first took their beginning
It is said the good people forgot their old Saint
Not applying at all for the leave of St Swithin
And that William of Wykham’s approval was faint.
– Jane Austen, 15 July 1817
Text by:
Maura Dooley
Poet-in-Residence, 2014-15, Jane Austen’s House Museum. Her poems from the residency are published as A Quire of Paper
In May 1817, exhausted from long months of illness, a wan Jane Austen arrived in Winchester, to be closer to her physician hoping for an improvement in her health. She did not recover and on 18 July 1817 died in her sister’s arms, as Cassandra describes movingly in a letter to their niece Fanny Knight, just a few days later.
“She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.”
As far as we know it was months since Jane Austen had been well enough to work on her new novel, Sanditon, yet, unable to resist a subject that made her smile, we have a poem written just days before she died.
15 July 1817 was the day of the Winchester Races, a noisy, tumbling, raucous occasion of fashionable gambling and revelry – a grand day out, as Austen writes: “The Lords and the Ladies were satine’d and
15 July is also St Swithin’s Day. St Swithin, a 9th century bishop, patron saint of Winchester, is linked through long tradition to the idea that if it rains on his feast day, it will continue to rain for 40 days and nights. Jane Austen gives voice to a furious St Swithin: “These races and revels and dissolute measures/With which you’re debasing a neighbouring Plain/Let them stand – You shall meet with your curse in your pleasures/Set off for your course, I’ll pursue with my rain.”
I looked up the weather for the summer of 1817; it was notably wet. The Austen family all wrote light verse, often as a parlour game. I imagine the sisters cooped up, above the wet, noisy street, losing themselves in the fun of creating this sweet and funny verse in those dark last days and it is some small consolation for the loss of such a fine writer, mischievous to the last.

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 18, 2019

July 18, 1817–5YxtHO2m1QRnX0Ci_WWCKClb667elqfRXNfK2M

Jane Austen’s House Museum

#OnThisDay in 1817, Jane Austen died at the age of 41. In mourning, her sister Cassandra wrote: “She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow.” The world lost a literary giant, and Jane was never to know the extent of her influence.

from ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (IIxi) Elizabeth Bennet defends herself in the face of arrogance and refuses to tolerate her family being insulted.
Died on this day 18.07.1817

Eileen Collins/JaneAustenCork
On Friday morning July 18th 1817 Jane Austen died in the arms of her beloved sister Cassandra.They had both gone to Winchester in a vain attempt to find a cure for Jane’s illness. She passed away about 4.30am in an upstairs room at No 8 College Street, close to the Cathedral.

OTD1817: In the early hours of the morning of Friday July 18th 1817 the incomparable Jane Austen breathed her last, in the arms of her beloved sister Cassandra. She died at No 8 College Street Winchester – remembered today by a plaque on the wall.

I have visited Jane Austen’s grave 4 times in the last 2 years as I have indeed many, many times over the years. It’s always a special place to sit and reflect. #JaneAusten who died on this day 18 July 1817 in Winchester.

Carolyne | Jane Austen Bookstagrammer
#JaneAusten died on July 18, 1817, leaving behind 6 novels, 2 unfinished novels, and 3 volumes of Juvenalia. All of which were written in her own unique style and way.

Natalie Jenner
Just found out my publisher
started this
giveaway today,July 18th,to celebrate the anniversary of #JaneAusten’s passing & honour her legacy (the theme of my book), and now I am totally torn up. 💔

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Natalie Jenner
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Announcing a new ⁦@goodreads⁩ giveaway for my debut novel #TheJaneAustenSociety – starts today July 18th until the 25th!

Thanks to my wonderful publisher ⁦@StMartinsPress⁩ for doing it again – and fellow Canucks, it’s open to the US & Canada! (link:…

Karen Ievers
#OTD July 18, 1817, one of the most beloved & celebrated novelists of all time, Miss Jane Austen, dies in Winchester. Thank you Jane for your legacy & for charming us with your own tenderness of heart ♥️

Puebla On Line
#UnDíaComoHoy de 1817 murió la novelista británica Jane Austen. 🇬🇧
Conoce más en este #vídeo sobre la autora de “Orgullo y prejuicio”


Biblioteca Sant Just Desvern

#Taldiacomavui, de l’any 1817, morí l’escriptora Jane Austen. Aprofiteu i agafeu en préstec un dels paquets d’estiu x 3 📖💿🎞️, la novel·la Los Watson i dos DVD, l’adaptació de Sentido y sensibilidad i Conociendo a Jane Austen #BJM #quèfemalesbiblios #BibliosBLLN #SantJust

sharyn hathcock
Love “my” Scottsdale Civic Plaza Library and of course, Jane Austen. What library do you call home and why?
📚📃📜📖📕📔📘📓📚 (link:…

Siobhan Gio

Jane Austen died on this day, in 1817, in Winchester, England.

“She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow, I had not a thought concealed from her, & it is as if I… (link:…

Kim Fahner

Jane Austen died two hundred & two years ago today. For just a bit, nothing else matters to me. I love her work. Brilliant dialogue & social critique. (& the dresses.)Pride & Prejudice (3/10) Movie CLIP – Elizabeth and Darcy’s Dance (2005) HD (link: via

Adriana Ortega
Jane Austen murió a los a los 41 años. Yo ya voy a cumplir 37 y no he escrito más que tuits…☹️


202 anos da morte de Jane Austen e que legado essa mulher deixou…
Uma das escritoras da minha vida!!!!

Editorial dÉpoca

Hoy hace 202 años de la muerte de Jane Austen. Su obra es fruto de su innato talento para la observación de la vida doméstica y un profundo conocimiento de la conducta humana.Tras su muerte, su hermana Cass escribió una carta conmovedora.Extracto de CARTAS (link:…

Barb Cameron

Big fan of one of he best authors ever #JaneAusten
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CBC Books

Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Here are 70 facts you may not know about the iconic British novelist. (link:…

Cambridge Literature

#OnThisDay in 1817 English #novelist Jane #Austen died aged 41. This article from the Cambridge Journal of #Postcolonial Inquiry explore’s Austen’s influence on country houses and is #FREE to access until this Sunday.
(link: #JaneAusten


18 de Julio de 1817.
Muere Jane Austen.

Jane Austen ,nace en Steventon, 16 de diciembre de 1775,muere en Winchester, 18 de julio de 1817 fue una novelista británica que vivió durante la época georgiana. La ironía que emplea para dotar de comicidad a sus novelas

Exactly 202 years ago today, Jane Austen died. What’s your favourite Austen novel? Not an Austen fan? Read our post on Giving Austen novel’s a chance.

Giving Jane Austen a Chance

CD EME X Ciudad de México

#CDMX #UnDíaComoHoy pero de 1817 murió Jane Austen, una de las autoras clásicas con más influencia en la literatura contemporánea. Acércate #JaneAusten con alguno de los siguientes títulos:

📚Orgullo y prejuicio

Eileen A Horansky
I’m the Emily Dickinson house on the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and this is as close to I get a religious experience.

Tanto Libro

#JaneAusten nacida en 1775 y que falleció el 18 de julio de 1817 tuvo una producción literaria escasa, pero revela una maestría indudable. Como autora tuvo la capacidad de alejarse de sus personajes, dejando que cada uno adquiriera una voz propia dentro del relato.

Shire Publications

Jane Austen, one of Britain’s most famous novelists, died in on this day 1817. During her lifetime, she made constant trips to London and enjoyed many walks there. Follow in Jane’s footsteps with Louise Allen’s ‘Walking Jane Austen’s London’: (link:

Laurie Batzel
Entered this both in honor of today being the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, also because I really want to read it and I’m bad at waiting.
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Natalie Jenner
Announcing a new ⁦@goodreads⁩ giveaway for my debut novel #TheJaneAustenSociety – starts today July 18th until the 25th!
Thanks to my wonderful publisher ⁦@StMartinsPress⁩ for doing it again – and fellow Canucks, it’s open to the US & Canada! (link:…

Catherine Price
Hi all #addictedaustenites. So today is the anniversary of #JaneAusten’s death. So to cheer us all up I have a funny little story that I wrote a few years ago about The Doctor and…

Twelve, Clara and Jane Austen
“So,” said the Doctor, the Scottish accent of this regeneration echoing around the TARDIS control room, “where to next?” He looked over to Clara, still feeling the excitement of endless possibilities…

David Novelles oficial

Hoy es el aniversario del fallecimiento de Jane Austen. Formalmente perfecta en la escritura, supo plasmar de manera brillante e irónica la sociedad inglesa de la época. Obras como “Emma”, “Persuasión” y, más… (link:…

Il 18 luglio 1817 moriva #JaneAusten e sulla sua morte c’è una nuova ipotesi (link:…

Vintage/Anchor Books
#DontKnowWhoNeedsToHearThisBut “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Un libro y un café
Un 18 de julio de 1817 falleció #JaneAusten, novelista británica a quien se sigue publicando y admirando.
La ironía que Jane Austen emplea para dotar de comicidad a sus novelas hace que sea considerada entre los “clásicos” de la novela inglesa.

Dana Maat
Un clásico de la novela inglesa. Así está considerada Jane Austen, la escritora británica que nos legó obras que aún hoy cuentan con miles de fans incondicionales en todo el mundo: Orgullo y prejuicio, Sentido y sensibilidad o Mansfield Park. #TalDíaComoHoy en 1817 nos dejó Jane.

#OnThisDay 1817 Jane Austen died
page from 2017
(Visit our website for details of our introductory offer)
#JaneAusten #Austen #author #classics


大好きな作家ジェーン・オースティンのご命日(-人-)✝️(Jane Austen)1775年12月16日 – 1817年7月18日

La Cause Litteraire
18 juillet 1817, mort de Jane AUSTEN, l’une des plus grandes femmes de lettres anglaises de tous les temps. Son œuvre romanesque constitue un sommet dans la fin

Jesús Torres Navarro

El 18 de julio de 1817 fallece Jane Austen, escritora británica considerada entre los grandes clásicos de la novela inglesa. Firmadas por su mano encontramos imperecederas obras como ‘Sentido y sensibilidad’ u ‘Orgullo y prejuicio’.

Blue Badge Guides
Jane Austen died #OTD in 1817. In 1801 at the age of 25 she moved to Bath. The town was fading into obscurity; the fashion for wealthy Londoners to spend a season here had ended. We take a look at her time spent in Bath. (link: #janeausten

Le 18 juillet 1817: disparition de Jane Austen (link:… #Culture

Nancy I. Sanders
In Honor of Jane Austen July 18, 2019 (link:… via

Annie Quigley
#OnThisDay in 1817 #JaneAusten died aged 41

We have some amazing titles by Ms Austen just for you:-

#bibliophilebooks #bookreviews #bargainbooks #bibliophile #books #reading #readingrocks #literature #prideandprejudice #emma #summerreading #summer


My favourite author of all times, Jane Austen passed away 202 years ago today, aged 41. It’s incredible how 200 years later, her work is still captivating 💕 always in love with her writing ✍🏻💭


#JaneAusten died #OnThisDay in 1817. She was an English novelist, better known for her novel #PrideAndPrejudice.
“I hate to hear you talk about all #women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives”

Little Histories

Jane Austen died #OnThisDay in 1817 at the age of 41.

Read more about the author of Pride and Prejudice: (link:… #remarkeblepeople #JaneAusten

ansley 🐔

me: “I was reading Jane Austen—“
dad: “I don’t know who the hell that is”

Jennifer Adams
Jane Austen died #OnThisDay in 1817. We love Jane.
(link:… #JaneAusten #kidlit #ChildrensBooks

The Mad Sonneteer

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” – #JaneAusten (died: 18 July 1817)


Hoje, dia 18 de julho, a escritora inglesa Jane Austen completa 202 anos de falecimento.
Carla Bitelli, tradutora da nova edição de “Persuasão”, publicado pelo selo Via Leitura, da Editora Ediproo, participou do programa Universo…

Jamie Lapeyrolerie

Today is one of the days we honor Jane Austen. It’s a bit weird to honor someone of the anniversary of their death (She passed away on July 18th, 1817), but I guess when you’ve forever impacted the literary world,… (link:…

Christina Alexandra

Today in History: Jane Austen died at age 41 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Here’s a look back to when we took a selfie in Bath.
#ThisWritersLife #TodayInHistory #tih #tbt #MyFriendJane #BathUK
… (link:…

David Benedict

The matchless Jane Austen died 202 years ago today so here’s Anne Stevenson’s wonderful poem/epitaph musing upon her memorial in Winchester Cathedral (link:… …


Vor 202 Jahren, am 18. Juli 1817 ist Jane Austen gestorben. Und noch immer sind ihre sechs vollendeten Romane absolute Klassiker und sehr beliebt bei so vielen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt 🥰 dass ich Jane Austen Fan… (link:…

Geri Walton

#OnThisDay 18Jul1816 the first draft of Jane Austen’s novel “Persuasion,” a romantic novel that examines human foibles and flaws was completed. (link: #19thcentury #persuasion #janeausten


Happy Birthday: Nelson Mandela RiP: Jane Austen

92.5 WESC FM

Quote of the day from

“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.”
-Jane Austen

Footnoting History

18 July 1817: Death of author Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility)

Hear our episode about Jane’s love life:
#onthisday #wmnhist

First Impressions Podcast

Jane Austen died on this day in 1817. On the anniversary of her death, I sometimes re-read this particular passage of Cassandra Austen’s letter to Fanny Knight.

“I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself. I loved her only too well — not better than she deserved, but I am conscious that my affection for her made me sometimes unjust to and negligent of others; and I can acknowledge, more than as a general principle, the justice of the Hand which has struck this blow.”
I often think “the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow” could describe Jane’s influence on many lives, and how happy it would make Cassandra to know that.

Mr Darcy, io e gli altri

18 Luglio 1817
Il diario di Mary Austen, pratico come il suo carattere, dice che: “Jane trasse l’ultimo respiro alle quattro e mezzo del mattino. Solo Cassandra e io eravamo con lei”. …
Con la morte di Jane – Cassandra impugna la penna per pugnalarci al cuore con parole commoventi quanto quelle della defunta sorella:” Ho perso un tesoro, la sorella, e l’amica migliore che sia mai esistita. Era il sole della mia vita, che rendeva più bello ogni piacere, consolava ogni dolore, non le nascondevo nulla, ed è come se avessi perso una parte di me”.
Brani tratti da – A casa di Jane Austen – Lucy Worsley
Nel mio cuore e nella mia mente non morirà mai.
July 18, 1817
Mary Austen’s diary, practical as her character, says that: ” Jane took the last breath at four and a half in the morning. Only Cassandra and I were with her “….
With Jane’s death – Cassandra holds the pen to our to the heart with touching words as much as those of the late sister :” I lost a treasure, sister, and the best friend who ever existed. It was the sun of my life, which made every pleasure more beautiful, I comforted every pain, I didn’t hide anything, and it’s like I lost a part of
Songs from – at Jane Austen’s house – Lucy Worsley
In my heart and my mind will never die.

My Jane Austen Book Club

Remembering Jane Austen on the day of her death (18th July 1817)
Who is your favourite Austen heroine?

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 14, 2019

7/14 Week in review….

Jane Austen lost in France added a new photo.
Nathalie Novi

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