Posted by: Shirley | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule

books

Oct (10/22) Northanger in Salem!
Sept (9/24) Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Aug (8/27) : Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
July (7/30) : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

Mansfield Park(6/25/17)
Little Women(5/20/17)
Ross Poldark(4/30/17)
The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton(3/26/17)
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell(3/5/17)
P&P (1/29/17)

  • Belgravia by Julien Fellowes December 17
  • Choose Your Own Edith Wharton book (Nov 20/16)
  • Persuasion (10/23/16)
  • The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson(9/25/16)
  • Road trip to Edith Wharton’s The Mount (August?)
  • The Warden or Dr. Thorne (8/28/16)
  • Choose Your Own Edith Wharton book (Nov/16)
  • Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (6/26/16)
  • Pamela Aiden’s An Assembly Such as This (5/22/16)
  • Pride & Prejudice + Heather Vogel Frederick’s Pies & Prejudice (4/24/16)
  • Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (4/3/16)
  • Gaskell’s Sylvia’s Lovers (3/6/16)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1/31/16 & 2/4/16)
  • Posted by: rearadmiral | July 18, 2017

    July 18, 1817 Part one(?)

    JASNA – North Texas
    Jane Austen
    December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817
    “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 if I had lost a part of myself.
    I loved her only too well. . . ”
    Letter from Cassandra Austen to Fanny Knight
    Sunday, July 20, 1817
    “I watched the mournful little procession the length of the Street & when it turned from my sight & I had lost her forever . . .Never was a human being more sincerely mourned
    by those who attended her remains than was this dear creature.
    May the sorrow with which she is parted from
    on earth be a prognostic of the joy
    with which she is hailed in Heaven!”
    Letter from Cassandra Austen to Fanny Knight
    Tuesday, July 29, 1817

    http://babblingsofabookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/200th-anniversary-of-jane-austens-death.html?m=1

    https://www.facebook.com/LaMiaVitaDaJaneite/?hc_ref=ARQHPP2OuiyBpkfT_XZQyA1Sdms6O_0Azh0hYd2Odg3tq2bWGBLF_4DNpM4D-y3Oq9E&fref=nf

    Karen M Cox with Victoria Kincaid.
    Ok – so it’s all about Jane Austen today. This day marks the 200th anniversary of her passing – way too soon at the age of 41. I will prob make you all tired of Jane posts through this next 12 hours or so. But it’s a big day – and she was a big genius. So indulge your Austen curiosity and learn about this amazing woman.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/15/which-is-greatest-jane-austen-novel-200-anniversary-of-death?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Bookmarks+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=235196&subid=17590261&CMP=bookmarks_collection

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2fHpkYDtSjJnXMC0R21L08j/quiz-are-you-a-jane-austen-superfan?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_radio_4&ns_source=facebook&ns_linkname=radio_and_music

    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
    ermined”.
    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.

    http://www.jasna.org/about/memorial-book/celebrating-a-life/

    http://theconversation.com/friday-essay-the-revolutionary-vision-of-jane-austen-71000?sg=4ab74c54-8a8b-4dd2-acbe-80809a661dc2&sp=1&sr=3

    https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/07/tell-us-whats-your-favorite-jane-austen-line/532062/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/07/tell-us-what-was-your-meet-cute-with-jane-austen/531384/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/07/tell-us-whats-your-favorite-jane-austen-adaptation/532836/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/07/austen-stories/533817/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/07/send-us-your-best-jane-austen-memes/532812/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/07/tell-us-whos-your-favorite-jane-austen-character/532704/

    https://literaryreview.co.uk/austenmania-2

    http://www.kyrackramer.com/2017/07/17/the-last-thing-austen-ever-wrote/

    https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21724975-how-unremarkable-englishwoman-became-literary-juggernaut-jane-austen-200-years

    http://austenesquereviews.com/2017/07/lives-without-jane-austen.html

    http://wordsworth-editions.com/blog/jane-austen-200

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/take-stroll-through-jane-austens-england-interactive-map-180964030/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2017/07/17/200-years-after-her-death-jane-austen-beloved-heroine-her-own-story/480464001/

    http://fivebooks.com/interview/jane-austen-alternative-devoney-looser/

    Jane Austen Festival‏ @JAFestBath 12s12 seconds ago
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    200 years since we lost a great lady today, but she left behind a unique and lasting literary legacy. Thank you #JaneAusten #JaneAusten200

    Antara Chakrabortty‏ @loiyfgjn
    #JaneAusten200 #novelist #📚

    Tracey Edginton‏ @T_Edginton 18h18 hours ago
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    “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort,” quote by Jane Austen @JAusten200 @visitengland @visitbritain #staycation

    JT‏ @JTinBooVoo
    Friends & I took our bobblehead Janes out to a memorial #janeausten200 lunch today.

    salondetejaneausten‏
    @SalonJaneAusten
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    The definitive ranking of Jane Austen movies – Deseret News http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685001/The-definitive-ranking-of-Jane-Austen-movies.html … | 🚀 by https://twibble.io

    Laurel Ann Nattress Retweeted
    Kate‏ @lilacs_and_wine Jul 13
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    Tucked away in a quiet #winchester street is the house in which Jane Austen spent the last few weeks of her life #janeausten200 #hampshire

    Western Sydney U Lib‏ @westsydulibrary
    July marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Celebrate Austen’s life and writings at your library: http://bit.ly/2tZaNRb

    AustenWords‏ @AustenWords
    Preparing for #Austen200 by observing her rules for a great party: “I am put on the Sofa near the Fire & can drink as much wine as I like.”

    Rebecca Smith‏ @RMSmithAuthor
    I love that my gfather & g aunt grew up knowing their gfather #JohnHenryHubback & he grew up knowing #FrankAusten.200years isn’t that long!

    Visit Hampshire‏Verified account @VisitHampshire
    Celebrating #JaneAusten200 this week? Here’s where to visit and what’s on in #Hampshire – https://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/things-to-do/jane-austen … @JAusten200 #JaneAusten

    Laurel Ann Nattress‏ @Austenprose
    Please join us in celebrating Jane Austen on 18 July by tweeting your favorite quotes or images. Use hashtag #JaneAusten200. Kindly retweet

    Laurel Ann Nattress‏ @Austenprose
    18 Books Based on Jane Austen Novels via @ScottishBkTrust @PamMingle, @Lynn_Shepherd, @Austenprose #JaneAusten200 http://scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-lists/18-books-based-on-jane-austen-novels#.WWziEvmTPGc.twitter

    Nuala O’Connor‏ @NualaNiC Replying to @FLOYDMCV @roseservitova @OnePerySquare
    It was very lovely. Hope there’s a #JaneAusten200 event near you that you can attend.

    BusinessinBstoke‏ @BasingstokeBiz
    The world’s first sculpture of Jane Austen is set to be unveiled tomorrow in Basingstoke #JaneAusten #LoveHistory

    Maia John Retweeted
    Visit Bath‏ @VisitBath
    This Thursday, @Thebathpriory are holding a lunch and talk to commemorate 200 years since Jane Austen > http://ow.ly/seXP30dGFbH

    Margaret C. Sullivan‏ @mcsullivan “I hope I do not break your heart” Cassandra writes to Fanny. #Austen200 http://austenblog.com/2017/07/18/i-hope-i-do-not-break-your-heart/

    Catherine Ogle‏
    @CatherineOgle
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    Looking forward to celebrating the life, joy, faith & vitality of Jane Austen @WinCathedral on the 200th anniversary of her death, 18 July.

    Jane AustenArgentina Retweeted
    HablandoDeJaneAusten‏ @BlaJaneAusten 43m43 minutes ago
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    18 Julio 1817. Fallece Jane Austen. http://hablandodejaneausten.com/2017/07/18/18-julio-1817-fallece-jane-austen/
    Translated from Spanish by BingWrong translation?
    18 July 1817. Death of Jane Austen. http://hablandodejaneausten.com/2017/07/18/18-julio-1817-fallece-jane-austen/

    https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/jane-austens-last-day-never-was-human-being-more-sincerly-mourned/

    JASNAGreaterPhoenix‏ @JASNAGreaterPHX 9m9 minutes ago
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/jane-austens-last-day-neve …… https://www.instagram.com/p/BWrIuMMFvnj/

    Jane Austen’s Zest‏ @JaneAustenKent 21m21 minutes ago
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    18JUL17:MLA: Jane breathed her last 1/2 after four in the morn: only Cass & I were with her Henry came.

    JaneAustenDance Retweeted
    Cathy McCabe‏ @Janeite19
    “In short, if I live to be an old Woman I must expect to wish I had died now, blessed in the tenderness of such a Family”
    #janeausten200

    Monica Descalzi‏ @AustenMicrocosm
    Three or four families in a country village is the very thing to work on #JaneAusten200 #Letters

    Monica Descalzi‏ @AustenMicrocosm
    Monica Descalzi Retweeted WarnerArchiveInstant
    There is nothing like dancing after all. — I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies ☺️ #JaneAusten200

    Jane in Cleveland‏ @jasnaonc Jul 16
    “Happy is the reader who finds his or her way to Austen, whatever impediments might seem to block the path”
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/jane-austen-the-personal/article/2008739#.WWvmtuKDyYw.twitter

    https://twitter.com/ForsterSmiths1/status/88157176132582195

    ElizabethBennetDarcy‏
    @justjane1813
    Just Jane 1813 Welcomes David Shapard / An Interview & Giveaway Jane in Cleveland Retweeted
    Eileen H‏ @ehxlibris Jul 11
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    Eileen H Retweeted ElizabethBennetDarcy
    Interesting interview with creator of annotated #PrideandPrejudice. #JaneAusten #JaneAusten200
    http://justjane1813.com/2017/07/07/just-jane-1813-welcomes-david-shapard-an-interview-giveaway/

    1817now‏ @pastnow_
    When once we are buried you think we are gone
    But behold me immortal!
    — Jane Austen, July 15 1817.

    Jane Austen’s House‏ @JaneAustenHouse Remembering Jane Austen 200 years on. The view from Jane’s bedroom on this significant day. #JaneAusten200 #JaneAustensHouse #bicentenary

    Andrew Bentley liked
    Monica Descalzi‏ @AustenMicrocosm
    Facts are such horrid things! #janeausten200 #LadySusan

    Maria Grazia‏ @SMaryG
    #JaneAusten200 The sad events in College Street 18th July 2017:
    https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/jane-austens-death-events-in-college-street-18th-july-1817/

    ChawtonHouseLibrary‏ @ChawtonHouse
    Letter from Austen’s first translator to first Paris publisher in 1816 shows start of global reach. #JaneAusten200 http://www.euromanticism.org/the-european-jane-austen/#more-85

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2017/jul/18/sara-pascoe-and-lucy-worsley-on-jane-austen-books-podcast

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2017/jul/18/jane-austens-facts-and-figures-in-charts

    http://www.joanastarnes.co.uk/news/for-the-love-of-jane

    Rose Servitova and 3 others liked
    Mark Brownlow‏ @markbrownlow
    #JaneAusten200 My favourite quote. 6 words to perfectly capture the feeling when you declare your love without knowing if it’s reciprocated

    “I am half agony, half hope…” -Captain Wentworth in Persuasion

    Mr. Darcy‏ @MrDarcyExplains
    Dear Jane,
    Words inspired you. Muses guided you. Society overlooked you. Death took you. Now the world claims you.
    Thank you.
    A Fan

    Mr. Darcy and 3 others liked
    Jane Austen – NYC‏ @JASNA_NY 2h2 hours ago
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    With thanks to you, Miss #JaneAusten, for all the pleasure you have given us these last 200 years. You’ve opened my world. #janeausten200

    1817now‏ @pastnow_
    It’s raining. Cassandra nurses her dying sister through the night. Jane Austen’s head rests on a pillow on her sister’s lap.— July 17 1817.

    In Memory of Jane Austen ~ July 18, 1817 ~ A Bicentenary

    Jane Austen Centre‏ @JaneAustenBath
    Audible Celebrates #Austen200 with an all-star cast performance of ‘Northanger Abbey’. Out now: http://adbl.co/northanger

    Aforismi & Quotes‏ @Wit2Tweet
    Jane Austen books, quotes and details on Chawton House on the 200th anniversary of her death – Metro http://bit.ly/2uEs97y #w2t #quotes

    Maia John Retweeted
    Darrell S. Nixon‏ @DarrellSNixon
    Amazing and sad to think that Jane Austen, the author of the much beloved ‘Sense and Sensibility’, died today,…

    https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/jane-austen-will-testament-document-history-2461321961.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb#ac997

    Maia John Retweeted
    Henry Millton‏ @media_en
    Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary: Why she is still the most popular British author – Express… https://goo.gl/fb/nKXyGm UK New Entertainment

    Karin/JaneAusten.nl‏ @janeaustennl
    Jane staat vanaf vandaag (voor eeuwig) op het marktplein in Basingstoke! http://fb.me/5qgpURKd6

    Jane’s Kintbury‏ @JanesKintbury
    “She went about her old haunts…as if she did not expect to see them again”.#Kintbury’s Mary Dexter recalls #JaneAusten’s last visit.

    Maia John Retweeted
    WEP Reading Area‏ @wepreading
    Statement from Caroline Criado Perez on the release of the new Jane Austen £10 note “make the victory even more…
    https://weekwoman.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/statement-from-caroline-criado-perez-on-the-release-of-the-new-10-note/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/jane-austen-50-greatest-characters-ranked-rated/

    https://verilymag.com/2017/07/jane-austen-love-lessons-jane-austen-novels

    http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/jane-austen-the-donegal-connection-1.3157987

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jane-austens-plots-stirred-by-the-weather-v0r6z6wt8

    Maia John Retweeted
    Susan T. Case‏ @SusanTCase
    Visiting Jane Austen’s Home: Celebrating 200 Years in Hampshire, Rachel Dodge https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/visiting-jane-austens-home-celebrating-200-years-in-hampshire-rachel-dodge/ … via @wordpressdotcom #JaneAusten

    Maia John Retweeted
    one Vox‏ @oneVoxdotcom
    “I am half agony, half hope”: Jane Austen’s most romantic love scene https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/2/14/14598536/persuasion-jane-austen-most-romantic-love-scene-letter-valentines-day

    http://justjane1813.com/2017/07/18/the-enduring-inspiration-of-miss-jane-austen-now-and-forever/

    Meryton Press‏ @MerytonPress
    Check it out, girlfriends! It’s that fine Bingley dude and his buddy, Grumpy McGrumpface. #ModernAusten http://buff.ly/2ujwMTu #austenish

    Jane Austen Info‏ @JaneAustenInfo
    The brass plaque in Winchester was paid for by proceeds from Jane’s nephew James Edward Austen Leigh’s memoir of her #janeausten200

    ChawtonHouseLibrary‏ @ChawtonHouse
    We’ve launched #TheDarcyLook today! Thanks @Hants_fire @AltonFire05 and the Mayor of Alton! Get involved and help save ‘Jane’s Great House’

    salondetejaneausten‏ @SalonJaneAusten
    200 años de Jane Austen, la escritora que el tiempo valoró https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://culto.latercera.com/2017/07/18/200-anos-jane-austenla-escritora-tiempo-valoro/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGWZmYmMyYTBmMzFkZGQwODE6ZXM6ZXM6RVM&usg=AFQjCNGVYrKhagj-2THnjQo17DRBlINIzA … | 🚀 by https://twibble.io

    salondetejaneausten‏ @SalonJaneAusten
    Bicentenario del fallecimiento de Jane Austen https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://es.blastingnews.com/ocio-cultura/2017/07/bicentenario-del-fallecimiento-de-jane-austen-001857069.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGWZmYmMyYTBmMzFkZGQwODE6ZXM6ZXM6RVM&usg=AFQjCNHRd2xu8EDf0LZqyaRdf_kzVgqijg … | 🚀 by https://twibble.io

    Jane Austen 200 and Visit Hampshire liked
    National Trust NW‏Verified account @NT_NorthWest
    We’re marking #janeausten200 all this week at @NTLymePark – the original ‘Pemberley’ featured in 1995 @BBCOne romance Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen 200‏ @JAusten200
    Hampshire Regency Dancers wonderful performance at The Willis Museum to honour Jane on her 200th anniversary #JaneAusten200

    1817now‏ @pastnow_
    At four in the morning, Jane Austen breathed her last breath and died. Her sister cried, and gently closed her eyes. — July 18 1817.

    Book Riot‏Verified account @BookRiot
    On the pigeonholing of Jane Austen’s novels, the prejudices surrounding her work, and her feminist legacy: http://bit.ly/2u1BhBI

    Cecily O’Neill‏ @CecilyONeill1
    Waiting for the launch of the new £10 banknote featuring #JaneAusten @WinCathedral

    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/who-gaze-on-the-men-in-jane-austen/533415/

    Too many below to post all the links but certainly check the article names and maybe go to the site to read them!!! Found via the Guardian….

    BBC News
    Why is Jane Austen trending 200 years after her death?
    Bloomberg
    Bank of England Gets in Touch With Jane Austen
    National Catholic Register
    3 Lessons That Help Explain Jane Austen’s Enduring Popularity
    Cambridge News
    How to see Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel today at King’s College on 200th anniversary of her death
    In Depth
    HuffPost
    Becoming Jane: How Austen Transformed Into A Chick Lit Icon
    Boston.com
    Here are 5 New England places named after locations in Jane Austen’s books
    Boston.com 1h ago
    https://www.boston.com/culture/lifestyle/2017/07/18/here-are-5-new-england-places-named-after-locations-in-jane-austens-books
    Seattle Times
    Jane Austen features on new British 10-pound note
    Daily Mail
    Banknote featuring Jane Austen unveiled 200 years after her death
    Jezebel
    The First Jane Austen Statue Has Been Unveiled
    New York Times
    UK’s New £10 Note Gets a Fresh Face: Jane Austen
    BBC News
    Six rare insights into the world of Jane Austen
    BBC News
    New plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen unveiled
    KSAT San Antonio
    ‘World first’ statue of Jane Austen to be unveiled
    ITV News
    New £10 note unveiled featuring Jane Austen
    Sky News
    Coming soon to your wallet: New £10 note unveiled
    The Week UK
    Get-rich-quick collectors eye Jane Austen £10 notes
    The Guardian
    Jane Austen banknote unveiled – with strange choice of quotation
    Evening Standard
    Unveiled: new £10 note which WILL contain traces of animal fat like the new fivers
    Evening Standard 1h ago
    Mirror.co.uk
    Plastic £10 note finally unveiled – what we know about the new tenner so far
    The Independent
    Jane Austen 200th anniversary: ‘World-first’ statue of author to be unveiled
    Forward
    The Secret Jewish History Of Jane Austen
    Evening Standard
    New £10 note release date and facts: When is it out? What does it look like? Why is there a picture of Jane Austen?
    Telegraph.co.uk
    Which Jane Austen heroine are you?
    iNews
    The Jane Austen quote on the new £10 isn’t said sincerely in Pride & Prejudice
    Vox
    Jane Austen’s 6 novels defy rankings. Here’s what each one does best.
    Forward
    200 Years After Jane Austen’s Death, How Has She Influenced Jews?
    Telegraph.co.uk
    Inside the Bank of England: watching the making of the new Jane Austen £10 note
    BBC News
    Jane Austen £2 coin features Newport designer’s artwork
    The Sun
    How much is an AK47 fiver worth and what are the Jane Austen £5 notes with the valuable serial numbers?
    City A.M.
    Mark Carney unveils new £10 note featuring Jane Austen
    Warrington Guardian
    How much would a tenner have been worth in Jane Austen’s time?
    Warrington Guardian 2h ago
    The Independent
    Jane Austen 200th anniversary: New tenner released today in memory of author
    The Independent 5h ago
    The Guardian
    Jane Austen’s teen writing: funny, cartoonish – and a touch of murder
    The Guardian 7h ago
    Mirror.co.uk
    There might be an embarrassing error on the new £10 note
    Mirror.co.uk 4h ago
    DIGITALLOOK
    New £10 notes unveiled at Winchester Cathedral by BoE Governor Carney
    DIGITALLOOK 45m ago
    Manchester Evening News
    What’s new about the new £10 note?
    Manchester Evening News 4h ago
    Cambridge News
    Everything you need to know about the new £10 note being revealed today
    Cambridge News 3h ago
    Yahoo Finance UK
    The new plastic tenner has been unveiled – here’s what it looks like
    Yahoo Finance UK 52m ago
    International Business Times UK
    New Jane Austen £10 note unveiled by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney
    International Business Times UK 6h ago
    Evening Standard
    New £10 note featuring Jane Austen set to be unveiled by Bank of England
    Evening Standard 6h ago
    Birmingham Mail
    Why this Jane Austen quote on the new £10 note is a massive gaffe
    Birmingham Mail 5h ago
    Get Surrey
    Jane Austen Day: Regency dancing at Painshill gardens to celebrate 200 years since author’s death
    Get Surrey 5h ago
    BBC News
    Jane Austen Centre is given £50000 engraving on £5 note
    BBC News 4h ago
    ABC Online
    Why Jane Austen is for all readers, not just women
    ABC Online 8h ago
    Gloucestershire Live
    New £10 note featuring Jane Austen to be unveiled today
    Gloucestershire Live 4h ago
    The Sun
    The launch date of the new plastic Jane Austen £10 will be announced today
    The Sun 7h ago
    Express.co.uk
    Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary: Why she is still the most popular British author
    Express.co.uk 3h ago
    Business Insider
    Take a look at the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen and a new aid for the visually impaired
    Business Insider 1h ago
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    July 18 Evening adds:

    Jane Austen lost in France
    Thanks to gwenaëlle for the link! France Culture
    Jane Austen, toujours vivante
    Il y a 200 ans disparaissait Jane Austen à l’âge de 41 ans. Cependant, son oeuvre continue à vivre.
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    Laurel Ann:
    5 hrs ·
    An ominous day for Jane Austen fans – 18 July 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her death. The world is celebrating her life and works today. Here is my tribute for Telly Visions. WETA #JaneAusten200 #JaneAusten
    https://blogs.weta.org/…/celebration-jane-austen-bicentenar…

    Bryanna:
    Today is the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen – one of the best additions to my life! Her words bring comfort, joy, sadness, intellectual stimulus, and laughter. Thanks for everything Jane! ❤️

    Sarah Emsley
    1 hr ·
    #JaneAusten200 isn’t over yet and I’m still revisiting favourite lines from her Manuscript Works.
    “I had not a notion of her being such a little Devil before;—she seemed to have all the Vernon milkiness.” Lady Susan
    “…just old enough to be formal, ungovernable & to have the Gout—too old to be agreeable, & too young to die.” Lady Susan
    “The more Wine I drink (in moderation) the better I am.” Sanditon
    “Cassandra smiled and whispered to herself ‘This is a day well spent.'” “The Beautifull Cassandra”
    And from my favourite novel, Pride and Prejudice: “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
    And “Perhaps I did not always love him so well as I do now. But in such cases as these, a good memory is unpardonable.”

    https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/austen200-without-music-life-would-be-a-blank-to-me/

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00phzvj

    Margaret C. Sullivan
    1 min ·
    Today has been a rather melancholy and solemn day for me. When the anniversary of Austen’s death comes up every year, I rarely mark it on AustenBlog or anywhere else. To me, it’s not something to be celebrated. If Austen had lived her full threescore and ten or more, had written a couple dozen books, had lived a life long and full and successful, I think I would feel differently. [ 470 more words ]
    Thank You, Jane

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    Jane Austen’s greek fan club-Το ελληνικό φαν κλαμπ της Τζέιν Όστεν shared All Things Jane Austen’s photo — feeling proud.

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    13 hrs ·
    Jane, elegante!

    Amantes de Jane Austen shared All Things Jane Austen’s photo.
    12 hrs ·
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    Jump, Colin, jump!

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    Posted by: rearadmiral | July 16, 2017

    7/15 St Swithin’s Day

    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
    ermined”.
    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.

    Austen Heritage
    14 hrs ·
    I am so excited to see the next chapter in the history of my family’s home.

    Chawton House Library have today launched a campaign to ‘reimagine and enhance the manor house in Chawton as it was familiar to Jane Austen in her own village’.

    Congratulations to Gillian Dow and the team at Chawton House Library for a fantastic vision and campaign.

    http://bit.ly/2t1atyH

    Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’
    Reimagining Jane’s ‘Great House’ starts today at Chawton House
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    Pictures of perfection make me wicked happy!!!!!- Me(Kirk!) via Jane Austen Centre-Bath

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    Deborah Barnum
    July 10 at 10:31am ·
    Twitter
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    Austen on the Block! ~ July 10 at Forum Auctions, and July 11 at Sotheby’s https://t.co/GXY0AWbPZi https://t.co/ygFhGvO60w

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    Get the whole picture – and other photos from Deb Barnum
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    Posted by: rearadmiral | July 7, 2017

    7/7 The 7th Child

    Rosamund and Romola and Emma….what a group!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/155462507949653/permalink/822885281207369/

    Posted by: rearadmiral | July 2, 2017

    7/2 A 4th of Jane

    Austentatious Library shared Jane Austen’s photo.
    #GoodSaturday, #Janeites! After reading that quote, I wonder if that is why #JaneAusten made #HenryTilney the #MuslinNinja. 🤔 ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
    #AustentatiousLibrary #NorthangerAbbey

    https://janeaustenlf.org/…/…/6/23/issue-15-my-austen-library

    Issue 15: My Austen Library
    Hazel Mills talks about her Austen-inspired book collection and reveals some of her most treasured favourites.
    JANEAUSTENLF.ORG

    Interesting Little Women/Austen mash-up. It certainly goes into some difficult subjects. Excellent ending! 3.5-3.75
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2031728683

    Kirk’s review of Little Women in India
    From Huffington Post 11/27/2012: “The Literary Mash-Up By Jane Nardin Jane Nardin is the author of Little Women in India ($10.99, New Dawn Publishers) Originally referring to music, the evocative term…
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    Posted by: rearadmiral | June 23, 2017

    6/23 Summer JANE

    From Langley-Adams Library:
    185 Main Street, Groveland Massachusetts
    978-372-1732(Sue is my contact person, I’m hoping to go to the 7/31 lecture)
    JULY IS JANE AUSTEN MONTH!!!!
    Join us for these special events:
    jane austen tea 7/10
    wheel of austen 7/17
    Come & spin the “Wheel of Austen” on Monday, July 17th!!! 6:30-7:45 p.m.! This comedy show was featured at ImprovBoston!!!
    Tues & Wed July 25 & 26 we will be showing the mini series (w/Colin Firth) 1:30-3:30
    Monday, July 31 The Life of Jane Austen w/guest lecturer Price Grisham 6:30-7:45 p.m.
    *The Wednesday evening book club is reading “Pride & Prejudice”. They will discuss it on July 19 6:45-7:45 p.m. New members are most welcome!

    https://www.janeausten.co.uk/admiral-edward-pellew-the-tru…/

    Admiral Edward Pellew: The true history of this most novel Captain
    Anne thought she left great happiness behind her when they quitted the house; and Louisa, by whom she found herself walking, burst forth into raptures of admiration and
    JANEAUSTEN.CO.UK

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    I was actually on the T when I saw this one!

    Meryton Press on Twitter
    “He never returned & his fate is still unlearned. He lives forever in the Pemberley library. Mr Bennet who never returned. #Austenish #MBTA”
    TWITTER.COM

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/claydon

    Hahahaha! I went to the premier at Longy.

    Jane’s History of England
    June 19 at 11:51am ·
    A video of our performance at Chawton House Library!

    Jane’s History of England
    A short operatic setting of Jane Austen’s “A History of England”. Performed at Chawton House Library, March 23, 2017. composed by John Morrison libretto by J…
    YOUTUBE.COM

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaMiaVitaDaJaneite/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1344205428960476

    Posted by: rearadmiral | June 16, 2017

    6/16 Tall Jane Ships

    Burlington VT!

    http://randombitsoffascination.com/2017/06/13/guest-post-abigail/

    https://www.janeausten.co.uk/happiness-with-persuasion/

    From Austentatious Library:
    #GoodSaturday, #Janeites! ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
    #JaneAusten #AustentatiousLibrary #NorthangerAbbey
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    Austentatious Library
    June 7 at 1:04pm ·
    “I think what #Austen is trying to say is that play-acting is dangerous. All of that intimacy backstage, the waiting and the whispering, and onstage you’re gazing at each other, and ‘I love you.’ ” Be careful, Prudie, as you’re on an ironic slippery slope!!! 🙄 ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
    #JaneAusten #AustentatiousLibrary #MansfieldPark #TheTheatrical #TheJaneAustenBookClubMovie #PrudieDrummond #EmilyBlunt #Trey #KevinZegers #TalkAboutANaughtyNugget

    THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB – Reading Mansfield Park
    Prudie Drummond (Emily Blunt) and Trey (Kevin Zegers) are discussing Mansfield Park and rehearsing Brigadoon. Prudie, who is a French teacher, is attracted t…
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    Interesting Burlington VT bookstore. My kind of title!

    Posted by: rearadmiral | June 10, 2017

    6/10 Lost emails of Mr D and other delights

    Poor fellow. His beliefs shaken to the core by the harsh rejection of the woman he loves. At least Lady Catherine doesn’t have a smartphone. If she did, she would be a proficient email user.

    http://www.lostopinions.com/email/darcy/

    A great review for an interesting book!

    Margaret C. Sullivan
    June 6 at 12:52am ·
    This year we commemorate Jane Austen’s death. We certainly do not celebrate it. We feel a sense of unfairness about it, not only for our selfish sake–for being cheated out of, based on the lifespan of her parents and most of her siblings, thirty or forty years’ worth of Jane Austen novels–but naturally for Jane’s own sake. She died just before she would have reached real success–the success enjoyed by her contemporaries such as Burney, Radcliffe, and Edgeworth, all of whom she has utterly eclipsed in the intervening centuries. [ 770 more words ]

    http://austenblog.com/…/review-the-jane-austen-project-by-…/

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/the-literary-mashup_b_21941…

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    Jane Nardin is the author of Little Women in India
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    Another great visit to JASNA-VT..

    Terrific meeting yesterday with Claire Bellanti – all about Circulating Libraries! Thank you Claire for coming all the way across the country to share your love of Austen (and JASNA!) with us all!

    https://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/11-letter-jane-to-cassandra-mar-1814

    Posted by: rearadmiral | June 3, 2017

    6/3 June Jane…with lots of Fanny and Emma

    “Constant activity has made Knightley hardy, constant involvement with others has taught him the pleasure of altruism. Where the humanity of Mr Woodhouse and Emma, rich, idle and uninvolved, shows signs of atrophying from disuse, Knightley’s human potential has clearly been developed by his vocational involvements. Where they live locked in worlds created by imagination, he is well-informed and pre-eminently sane. The reader’s most convincing guarantee that Emma, at the end of the novel, will become a better woman, derives not from her disillusionments and consequent resolutions- for we have seen her, like characters in The Idler, make good resolutions before – but rather from the fact that, as Knightley’s wife, she will enter his life of activity and involvements. It is these, and not the individual’s resolutions, that are guarantees of sanity and even happiness in the world of Emma.”
    pg 73 “Jane Austen’s Emma: A Sourcebook” Edited by Paula Byrne Routledge Taylor & Francis Group London and New York 2004. The quote is “From Jane Nardin, ‘Jane Austen and the Problem of Leisure’, in D. Monaghan, ed., “Jane Austen in a Social Context(London: MacMillan, 1981), pp. 105-22”

    Unknown Edith Wharton Play Surfaces In 2009, a cache of letters from the young Edith Wharton to her governess caused a stir when they turned up at auction. Now, an archive in Texas has yielded another startling Wharton discovery: an entirely unknown play. “The Shadow of a Doubt,” Wharton’s only known finished play and the first full work by her to surface in 25 years, was set to be staged in New York in early 1901, before the production was abandoned for unknown reasons and forgotten. [ 144 more words ]

    https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/…/ny-times-unkno…/

    NY Times: Unknown Edith Wharton Play Surfaces
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    “The sun was just direct enough and the wind just absent enough to make the Bertram’ roof-deck tolerable in the chill April air. Weather permitting, the deck was Finley(Price) and Oliver’s(Bertram) favorite homework spot. Unfortunately, since the street fair last weekend, Emma Crawford had become a fixture in their lives, including during homework time.
    Which was just super.”
    -pg 35 Kate Watson “Seeking Mansfield” Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc.
    Although it had some really difficult moments…4.5 out of 5 regency teacups. -Kirk

    MP 1983 and Amazing Grace 2007

    “Given the extent of Fanny’s resistance to convention, it is small wonder that Jane Austen expected few readers to like her; even less would they like the author’s articulation of a deep suspicion of many apparently engaging and amusing aspects of social life. Yet Fanny – both poor and female – overturns the values of Mansfield Park, and has by the end of the novel succeeded in making the majority of the characters look either ridiculous, evil, or unreliable in their judgement.”
    pg 30 Mary Evans “Jane Austen and the State” Tavistock Publications London and New York 1987

    “Money, she realizes, can buy taste, charm, and the appearance of education. Wealth does, of course, have its spectacular failures, in that no amount of money can transform Mr Rushworth into anything other than a very stupid , dull young man…….”
    pg 31 Mary Evans “Jane Austen and the State” Tavistock Publications London and New York 1987

    “Emma’s final misunderstanding is cleared up when she discovers that Mr Knightley is not in love with Harriet, as she fears, but with Emma herself…..When the misunderstanding is finally resolved, he shows his characteristic awkwardness with the language of sentiment: ‘I cannot make speeches…if I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.’ Similarly, Austen does not let her lovers indulge in sentimental talk: ‘What did she say?-Just what she ought, of course. A lady always does.-.’ Here, the authorial voice reasserts itself on the narrative, and Emma’s internal thoughts and feelings flash through her mind:’While he spoke, Emma’s mind was most busy, and, with all the wonderful velocity of thought…..’ ”
    -pg 145 “Jane Austen Emma: A Sourcebook” Edited by Paula Byrne Routledge Taylor & Francis Group London and New York 2004

    Posted by: rearadmiral | May 29, 2017

    5/29 Memorial Day 2017 Week in Review

    “Austen gives Emma a richer patterning of narrative echoes than her other novels, not least because Emma Woodhouse spends so much of the book trying to make others echo her words and, by implication, her thoughts. Throughout the novel, sounds, phrases and rhythms resonate unpredictably between dialogue, style indirect and external narration.”
    pg 149 Bharat Tandon “Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation” Anthem Press 2003

    “Fanny may be ‘pressed to his heart’, but she still hasn’t got her man; she has to wait, and so do Austen’s readers-leading to the extraordinary implications of the novel’s final chapter, in which levity and hellishness meet in surprising fashions.”
    pg 223 Bharat Tandon “Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation” Anthem Press 2003

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/…/jane-austin-uk-manors-vacati…

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    “The spaces and spacings of Persuasion can also say more about Anne than she fully knows she is saying herself; her first speech in the book, delayed until well into the third chapter, measures her reticence in its monosyllabic announcement ‘Here Anne spoke, —‘, as if the very novel were suddenly surprised by her audacity”.
    pg 232 Bharat Tandon “Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation” Anthem Press 2003

    “….and as suggested by what Catherine Vernon has learned to do, Lady Susan prompts the reader to look beyond the language of sentimental exposure and concealment – not least in the matters of the ‘heart’. If hearts can still at times be the competitive prizes familiar from earlier novels, other instances in Lady Susan offer different possibilities. In Letter 6, for example, Catherine warns Reginald about Lady Susan, remarking that ‘[i]f her manners have so great an influence on my resentful heart, you may guess how much more they operate on Mr Vernon’s generous temper’. ”
    pg 145 Bharat Tandon “Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation” Anthem Press 2003

    A warm welcome to all those who liked the page this week!!!! We hope you will be regular visitors. And that applies to all 🙂

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    Issue 13: Winchester
    On May 24, 1817, Jane left Chawton for the last time and travelled to Winchester where she would spend her last months.
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    https://janeaustensummer.org/…/six-times-jane-austen-wrote…/

    Six times Jane Austen wrote about ships in her letters
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    “It is hard to know what Mr Woodhouse has ever done to deserve to live in such a pampered state, or whether his retreat from life, exemplified by his extreme fear of food, is something that should be humoured so selflessly by his daughter……Though in one sense Emma Woodhouse has one of the happiest family lives of all the heroines, in another her middle of life threatens to be unfulfilled except for duty because of a helpless and demanding father who, for all his fondness, never asks himself what would be best for Emma.”
    -pg 121 Maggie Lane “Growing Older with Jane Austen” Robert Hale

    “Fanny Price is as young as either Harriet Smith or Louisa Musgrove when she makes these reflections, but if her mind is capable of such thoughts now, we can be sure that her evening or autumn of life will be fuller and richer than theirs, to her own benefit and that of her husband and children. There is a sense, of course, in which Fanny’s personality has always been middle-aged: a very clever portrayal by Austen of a character who is at the same time and in so much of her ways convincingly youthful. This would seem a paradox and yet, in Fanny(more than in any other heroine) we observe the truth that the child is mother to the woman: that the one is always present in the other.”
    pos 52-53 Maggie Lane “Growing Older with Jane Austen” Robert Hale 2014

    Posted by: rearadmiral | May 21, 2017

    5/21 Week in review

    https://janeaustensummer.org/…/six-degrees-of-jane-austen-…/

    Six degrees of … Jane Austen adaptations
    By Jennifer Abella Maybe it’s that the acting community is small. Or that Great Britain is small. Or that the world of Jane Austen adaptations is very, very small. But people are connected in unexp…
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    “She reserved some of her most mischievous mockery for extravagant maternal affection and sentimental rhapsodizing over nature. Love itself, though she understood its workings admirably, did not rouse her enthusiasm unless it was justified by reason, disciplined by self-control. She had little sympathy for romantic imprudence or credulous good nature; she was impatient of people with hearts of gold and heads of wood. And though she was not a slave to worldly considerations she thought it a mistake to overlook them entirely. It was wrong to marry for money, but it was silly to marry without it. Nor should one lightly break with convention. Only fools imagined they could live happily in the world without paying attention to what its inhabitants thought.”
    pg 33 Lord David Cecil “Jane Austen: The Leslie Stephen Lecture delivered before the University of Cambridge on 1 May 1935” The Folcroft Press, Inc

    https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/videos/10151173175344999/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE I posted the video link again in the comments. It runs 14 minutes.

    Deborah Barnum shared The New York Times’s live video to the group: Jane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region.
    May 17 at 9:21pm ·

    “Perhaps in no other novel does she succeed so securely with the whole range of her characters, which among many other include witty wayward Emma, garrulous and good Miss Bates, the insufferable Eltons, the sardonic and strangely likable John Knightley, sweet silly Harriet Smith, and the sensible yeoman, Robert Martin.
    Frank Churchill is not a villain, or even an anti-hero, but he is a charmer, which in Jane Austen’s view amounts to practically the same thing….
    For the majority of readers, Mr Knightley is one of the most attractive and admirable of heroes who fall into that well known romantic category of the older man. He has great presence, intelligence, and kindness; he is firm, righteous, yet not without humour, and he has the human failing of being jealous.”
    -pgs 172-173 Joan Rees “Jane Austen Woman and Writer” St. Martin’s Press 1976

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/…/75c46de91b052d2b4bc49de0b…

    Did Austen have an Aussie Darcy?
    Did Jane Austen (1775-1817) have an Australian connection? In Jane & D’Arcy, Australian author Wal Walker makes the groundbreaking claim that colonial surgeon D’Arcy Wentworth (1762-1827) was the love of her life.
    AT.THEAUSTRALIAN.COM.AU

    “Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse learn that even headstrong solo voices need to work in tandem with the greater “orchestra.” Sense and Sensibility and Emma both reflect sophisticated musical structures of diverse voices in unity, wherein speeches, asides, soliloquies, and dialogue are harmonically layered.”
    -pg 34 Kelly M. McDonald Chapter Two titled “A Reputation for Accomplishment: Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse as Artistic Performers” in the book “Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony” Edited by Natasha Duquette and Elisabeth Lenekos

    Happy Mother’s Day!!! Lol…I took this quiz and I’m Mrs. Morland?! -Kirk
    https://blog.oup.com/2017/05/jane-austen-mother-quiz/

    Which Jane Austen mother are you? | OUPblog
    Jane Austen novels are noted for their emphasis on female relationships. They are often portrayed as multi-dimensional–formative and yet not always so rosy.
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