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 | February 5, 2019

2/5 A Super week in review…

Jane Austen Fan posted:
Good morning 😁 I find some picture of behind the scenes. I hope you like it.
Pride and Prejudice BBC 1995
#janeausten #janeaustenfan #janeite #austenite #austenland #love #novel #novels #books #book #bookstagram #bookish #movie #movies #regency #sweetromance #regencyromance #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #picoftheday #portugal #england #perioddrama #prideandprejudice #behindthescenes

This video goes well with the previous post!

Yes yes…a Guinea Pig in a couple of the photos, not a Groundhog. “Don’t be defeatist….”

JASNA Eastern WA, Northern ID posted:

Posted by: rearadmiral | January 28, 2019

1/28 Happy Bday P&P Week in Review….

Eileen Collins

Published on January 28th 1813
“PRIDE AND PREJUDICE” was produced as a first and very long draft, under the title “FIRST IMPRESSIONS”, when Jane Austen was twenty-one, in the period 1796-1797. Her proud father, sending it to Cadell the bookseller and offering to pay for publication, said that it was as long as Fanny Burney’s “EVELINA”, which had been a bestseller. But the bookseller would not take it even on those terms. It remained untouched for at least twelve years, during which Jane revised a book written earlier and renamed “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY”. … “FIRST IMPRESSIONS”, the revised novel of her youth was treated drastically by Jane Austen, and the evidence shows clearly how much new material went into this final version, as well as how much was taken out, for “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE” is not nearly as long as “EVELINA”. It remains the lightest and most lyrical of all her books. She says of it herself that “it would bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style”. (Letter Feb 4th 1813)

(Richard Church in an Introduction to “PRIDE
AND PREJUDICE”: The Folio Society)

Pic 1: Rev George Austen’s Letter to Cadell
(From Deirdre Le Faye’s “WRITERS’ LIVES:
Pic 2: Title-page of the first edition of
(From Marghanita Laski’s “JANE AUSTEN

Guilty as charged!!!(I frequent three separate ones and they know who I am) 🙂

I agree with most of this review! I find the rival Harvard Press MP annotations to be “lacking”.…/the-annotated-mansfield-pa…

The Annotated Mansfield Park – Jane Austen (Edited by David M. Shapard)
Selfish Natures and Sharp Observations Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Source: Purchased I’ve finally made it…and it feels a long time coming! This is…

Happy Bday to Edith “I never met an unhappy ending I didn’t want to write” Wharton!

Larry Ladd posted
January 24
“Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.” Novelist Edith Wharton was born on this day in 1862.

The Pemberley Post No. 3 (Jan 14-20, 2019) ~ Jane Austen and More!
For your reading pleasure this week:
Bibliomania (Beineke)
Just opened! A Bibliomania exhibit at the Beineke:…/bibliomania-or-book-mad…
Kate Beckinsale – The Widow:…/the-widow-kate-beckinsale-amazo…
More on the Austen family lost (and now found) photographs:…/lost-photographs-o…
Making a William Morris Christmas at the National Portrait Gallery:
(from 2014)…/making-a-william-morris-chirstmas
800 Medieval Manuscripts from England and France 700-1200:…/cont…/accueil-en…
More on mediaeval manuscripts: evidence of women’s work on illuminated medieval manuscripts (I love this!):
The LadyLike Language of Letters (and a lost art?):…
You could spend weeks at this site: Gallica:…
Sign on for some Online Jane Austen – about Northanger Abbey – Hillsdale College – FREE:…/_a…/home/jane-austen-schedule
Must-read: an essay on early feminist criticism:…/dorothea_or_jane_the_dilemmas_o…
The Grolier Club at 100:…/des…/book-lovers-grolier-club.html
London’s transit posters – the women artists [I bought a calendar of these and have framed my favorites – so beautiful]:…/female-artist-poster-girl…/579991/
You can view many at their online collection:…/collections-online/posters
Thomas Girtin. ‘Above Lyme Regis’ (Christies)
“Better than Turner? The brief and brilliant career of Thomas Girtin” (born in 1775, just like JA): three of his works coming up at auction at Christies on January 31, 2019 in New York:…/The-Life-of-Thomas-Girtin-9651-…
18 movie/tv adaptations of books in 2019 – READ them before the movie!:…/tv-and-movie-book-adaptations-in… (including Little Women, Catch 22 (with George Clooney…), The Goldfinch, Where’d You Go Bernadette…and more)
The Library of Burnt Books (with a video):…/20190117-the-library-of-forbidden-books
A sad loss to history trivia nerds the world over: “Two Nerdy History Girls” bid farewell (but will continue their own blogs, twitter and facebook pages, and of course their books!)…/in-which-loretta…
I missed this, sad to say: Winnie-the-Pooh at the MFA – you can see a tiny bit of the exhibit here – scroll down for the preview:
For fans of Horace Walpole: thru Feb 24, 2019:
“This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Horace Walpole’s collection was one of the most important of the 18th century. It was dispersed in a great sale in 1842. For the first time in over 170 years, Strawberry Hill can be seen as Walpole conceived it, with the collection in the interiors as he designed it, shown in their original positions.”
You can follow this blog in the ongoing search for more of Walpole’s lost treasures:…/
This portrait of Henry Carey by Marcus Geeraerts is the supposed inspiration behind Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (a must-read for all dedicated Jane Austen fans…)
Some old news: Jane might be appalled (though I think more likely she would have had a copy herself…), but here is a more than interesting essay on Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and the copy that sold at auction in October 2018:…/rowan-pelling-on-sex-obscenity-a…
This copy was owned by the judge in the obscenity case, the saucy bits dutifully annotated by the judge’s wife! It sold for £56,250 ($71,809), way above its £15,000 estimate:…/seeger-cone-collecti…/lot.159.html
If you are watching Masterpeice’s Victoria, you might wonder about the real history behind it all: here is the pbs version:…/spe…/victoria-s3-e1-history-in-images/#
The Chartist Movement in more detail at Wikipedia:
and a shorter version direct from Parliament:…/char…/overview/chartistmovement/
This all should keep you busy for a good while…
2019, Jane Austen in Vermont

Posted by: rearadmiral | January 21, 2019

1/21 A few days in review…..

From Jane Austen 2017 and onwards
#OTD in 1805, 21 January, Jane Austen’s father George dies suddenly from an illness, taking the family by complete surprise.
Jane consciously stops work on the Watsons. The Austen brothers agree to help support the mother and sisters.

“How do you like this cold weather? I hope you all been earnestly praying for it as a salutary relief from the dreadfully mild and unhealthy season preceding it, fancying yourself half putrified from the want of it, and that now you all draw into the fire, complain that you never felt such bitterness of cold before, that you are half starved, quite frozen, and wish the mild weather back again with all your hearts”. Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen Sunday 1/25/1801

The Pemberley Post, No. 2 (Jan 8-14, 2019) ~ Jane Austen and More!
My round-up of the past week – so much of interest, from Dolley Madison to Vermont’s State House to Mike Myers!
Celebrating Rembrandt:…
Jane Austen’s moving poem on the death of her friend Madam [Anne] Lefroy:…/to-the-memory-of-mrs-l…/
A Jane Austen £10 note on ebay – for £49! (others available also at various prices)…/LUCKY-10-NOTE-JANE-A…/323639434583…
“How Dolley Madison Conquered the Nation’s Capital (with great images):…/dolley-madison-becoming-americ…
Mrs. Madison’s drawing room [image: Montpelier]
Another First Lady – Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming is the highest selling print book of 2018, and it was just released in mid-November!…/78941-becoming-is-top-se…
The Broom Brigade (there were several in Vermont – who knew??): and
More Vermont: the Ceres statue stop the State House in Montpelier:
the redo of the Ceres statue atop the Vermont State House:…/02-ceres-s…/ceres-statue.html
And also:…/30_5_Winter2018-2019SavingCeres…
And here you can see the live re-installation:…/live-vermont…/1629637489
Ceres statue [image: ‘Vermont Woman’]
London’s Gentlemen’s Clubs:…/the-curious-world-of-london-s-gentl…
Image: Image: The Gaming House, A Rake’s Progress by William Hogarth. An early depiction of White’s which was at this time a notorious gambling den [Londonist]
A Guardian review of one of 2018’s best books – also has the hero immersed in Emma (how many real men are out there immersed in Emma I wonder…):…/normal-people-sally-rooney-no…
A rare Monet to be auctioned for the first time! (with an estimate of $25-$35 million) –…/a-rare-claude-monet-lands…/17395/
A terrific book at Open Access on Victorian newspapers and periodicals: A Fleet Street in Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900, by Andrew Hobbs – [the pdf is a free download, all 470 pages!] – Hobbs has also set up a twitter account where he will post diary excerpts daily:
Birds of America – one of the world’s rarest books by the 19thc American artist and ornithologist John James Audubon has gone on display at Liverpool Central Library, with a “Mission Impossible”-like scenario to get it there!…/rare-audubon-bird-book-displayed-at-l…
The Frankenstein exhibit at the Morgan Library ends January 27, 2019:
Also at the Morgan online: two of Humphry Repton’s redbooks are available for your viewing pleasure:…/Humphry-Reptons-Red-Books
Repton Redbook [image: Morgan]
Who knew? During a pre-Golden Globes auction, Mike Myers matched a £40,000 bid to split the prize of staying at Heckfield Place in Hampshire to get the ‘Jane Austen’ experience.’ See – the story is here:…/man-utd-julia-roberts-qatar-wor…/
January 13, 2019 7pm on PBS “I Hate Jane Austen,” with British columnist Giles Coren:…/01/11/whats-new-next-week-january-11-2… [I’ve taped this but haven’t watched it yet – if you have, tell me what you think…]
The all-over-the-press account of the Austen family photos found in an album on ebay:…/Extraordinary-photos-Jane-Aus…
Tony Grant has already done a post on his blog, with pictures:…/jane-austen-famil…
Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdon [image: Wikipedia]
Edward Hicks’ “Peaceable Kingdom” paintings at Christie’s:…/Edward-Hicks-The-Peaceable-King…
A collection of the wacky and weird, long before P. T. Barnum – Kirby’s Eccentric Museum, with thanks to The Gentle Author at “Spitalfields Life” (excellent images – one weirder than the next…):…/01/12/kirbys-eccentric-museum/
The beginnings of Bibliotourism: put your Library on here!
A Slave Bible [heavily edited] on view at the Museum of the Bible:
Slave Bible – Smithsonian
And again from “Spitalfields Life” – Christopher Wren’s model of St. Paul’s Cathedral – awesome pictures! I had no idea this was there!…/inside-the-model-of-st-pauls…/
Literary penguins! (Guess which Austen Hero gets his own penguin…):…/maryland-zoo-names-…/
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 14.2 (Fall 2018) is now online:
I have long collected Robert Sabuda’s delightful pop-up books [ ]– but here’s a new entry into the Pop-Up world – by Lego!
Happy Reading!
2019, Jane Austen in Vermont…/pemberley-post-no-2-jan…/

Posted by: rearadmiral | January 17, 2019

Some from the several wks w/o wk in review

Wow! A great find by a member of the Jane Austen Fan Club. Jennifer Ehle reading Lizzie’s Diary just before the action of P&P starts. About 10 1/2 min of pure joy!Wow! A great find by a member of the Jane Austen Fan Club. Jennifer Ehle reading Lizzie’s Diary just before the action of P&P starts. About 10 1/2 min of pure joy!…

Elisabeth Lenckos shared a photo.
What excellent news, friends! I am honored and delighted to discover, on the five year anniversary of our book’s publication, JANE AUSTEN and the ARTS, that the topic for the 2021 JASNA AGM will be…wait for it…JANE AUSTEN IN THE ARTS! What a wonderful development. I am so glad that the topic first examined by Natasha Duquette and myself is about to take wing! Of course, other great minds have since worked on Jane and/in the arts, e.g. a conference at SUNY Plattsburgh, so that the conference scope promises to be rich and diverse. Well done, @Jane Austen Society of North America, well done Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Chicago Region. And of course, kudos to our wonderful original contributors!

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho shared a link to the event: Virtual Movie Night: “Love and Friendship”.
January 15 at 7:34 PM ·
We are looking forward to our virtual viewing party on Saturday! Are you coming?

If you haven’t seen “Love & Friendship” before, here’s the trailer!

Love & Friendship Official Trailer #1 (2016) – Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny Movie HD
Subscribe to TRAILERS:…

Posted by: rearadmiral | December 16, 2018

12/16 Jane Austen’s Birthday!!!!

Sarah’s Great Reads
13 hrs ·
❤️🎂🎉Jane Austen birthday celebration: post #2
PERSUASION: Captain Frederick’s love letter to Miss Anne Elliot
💕Do you think Frederick and Anne will be happy together?

🎤NOVEL: Persuasion by Jane Austen
NOVEL: Persuasion by Jane Austen, English, (1775-1817) I have been a fervent Jane Austen fan since I was thirteen years old. By eighteen, I had read all of Austen’s novels, her juvenilia, pub…

There is a Greater Sacramento Chapter 🙂 Who loves Jane Austen?
2018 Jane Austen’s Birthday Celebration and the 200th Anniversary of “Persuasion”

Jane Austen Festival Australia shared an event.
May 20 at 5:40 PM ·
Please do join us for our special Jane Austen Birthday Christmas Ball & Picnic on 15-16 December 2018
Christmas Carol Ball
Dance · 435 people

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards
#OTD in 1775, 16 December Jane Austen was born.
Happy Birthday to my Heroine ❤💐🍰☕

Thierry Choffat to Jane Austen
Joyeux anniversaire

Mental Floss
6. She was an accomplished home brewer.
8 Proper Facts About Jane Austen

‎Josep Lluis Moya Lopez‎ to Jane Austen
Hello Beautiful
A pleasure to meet you and say hello on your birthday. MANY CONGRATULATIONS Have a great day

All Things Jane Austen shared a post.

Happy Birthday Jane Austen from the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, where I am a Literacy Ambassador.
This is a great organisation, founded by Jane Austen’s fifth great niece, Caroline Jane Knight, to increase literacy rates in honour of Jane. You can find out how you can help at

Improvised Jane Austen is with Shannon Baucus and Kristen Rau.
Birthday tidings and holiday greetings from Improvised Jane Austen! Happy Birthday, Jane! ❤️

Abigail Reynolds‎ to Darcyholic Diversions: All Things Austen Posting Board
Three free Pride & Prejudice variations to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, anyone? It includes my Mr. Darcy’s Refuge, Maria Grace’s Remember the Past, and The Darcy Brothers by Monica Fairview, Susan Mason-Milks, Maria Grace, Cass Grafton, and me. Don’t miss the story we wrote together about Theo Darcy, Mr. Darcy’s sexy younger brother! Get them at…/…/,…/…/, and…/…/

Sarah Elizabeth Shaw to Jane Austen
Happy Birthday! � x

Eileen Collins
On Dec16th 1775,during an unusually harsh winter,Jane Austen was born at Steventon Rectory Hampshire, the seventh child,and second daughter,of Rev George Austen and his wife Cassandra (Leigh).The baby seems to have arrived a month later than expected.

Abigail Reynolds
Thanks for the sweet RTs, @JaneOdiwe @CassGrafton, and Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday to you!

Catherine Curzon
#JaneAusten, author, was born #onthisday in 1775. #gloriousGeorgians

Bridget Eileen 💖 Vintage Bridge
It’s the birthday of my Dead Best Friend I Never Met #JaneAusten 🎂 Played 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” in her honor & pictured taking her out in her empire dress 💃💃💃 “Go Shorty It’s Ya Birthday

Wendy Dunham
In honor of Jane Austen’s birth date on 12/16 I’m sharing one of her quotes. #JaneAusten #quote #birthday #writerslife
‘The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.’

Happy 243rd birthday to the incomparable #JaneAusten

Jane Austen Dancers
Never was a truer word written – happy birthday Austen! 💪 #janeaustenbirthday
#christmas. Photo
@Regran_ed from @JaneAustenHouse #janeausten #kickasslady #festivefeminism

Today In History
Today in 1775: #British #novelist Jane #Austen is born in #Hampshire, #England. Her novels include “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” among others. #JaneAusten #Books #Author #history #OTD

The Curious Reader
Happy birthday, Ms #JaneAusten. You’re work was so inspirational, its no wonder #PrideandPrejudice finds itself in our list of 10 brilliant examples of women’s writing.
#TCR #TCRBookRack

Today, we celebrate the life of an author who wrote romance like no other and gave us some of literature’s most iconic couples – Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, and Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley in Emma. Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Shree Agnihotri
Must read for Austen’s birthday:

“These distinctive words, word clusters and grammatical constructions highlight her writerly preoccupations: states of mind and feeling, her characters’ unceasing efforts to understand themselves and other people.”

Sense & Spontaneity
So it is Jane Austen’s birthday today. In honour of which we shall be performing a Christmas Musical in the style of her work. This was planned. Definitely not a coincidence and no one in the team put two and two together today….

Fully Booked
Today, we celebrate the life of an author who wrote romance like no other and gave us some of literature’s most iconic couples – Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, and Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley in Emma. Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Vivacity Libraries
Celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday – 16 December 1775 gave the world one of our most famous authors.

One man’s way may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best. – Jane Austen #birthday #Quotes

Dedalus Reading Club
December Pub Night: Jane Austen Birthday

Happy birthday, Jane Austen! At 243, you’re a gem!

Zell Bianca: Happy Birthday to my dearest author, who I consider like family to me!

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club
For Jane’s Birthday…two songs….
Song #1
Dept of Disclaimer: All rights to the appropriate parties. Fair Use in force etc.
Lyrics loosely based on “Jane” by Jefferson Starship
I had Charles Bingley dedicate the song to Jane Bennet in
my recent Halloween Mash-up(Jane Bennet countered with Starship’s “Count on
Me”, which just moves me to weeping). As the song
was still in my head….for Jane Austen’s bday(Dec 16th)…

Jane you say it’s never all
over for you and me, girl
There’s a time for love and
a time for more love and more love
never ever letting it be!!!
Jane you’ve played a game
called forever
called easy to get it’s real name
Makin believe that you just
feel the same
Oh, JANE!!!!!!
Jane played a writing game
she forever won, girl!!
She’s never staying away just
so we’ll ask about Chawton, Bath,
Steventon, Longbourn, Netherfield,
Pemberley, Highbury, Norland, Lyme Regis….
Like a cat and a mouse,
like a cat and a mouse
[Jane to Cassandra: I’m
still a cat if I see a mouse”
oh that there were cats in the
Jane you say it’s never all
over for you and me, girl
From library to library and bedroom to classroom
Don’t you pretend you don’t know what I’m talking
We spend all these morning, days, and nights(Knights?)
together(hey, hey!)
only because you knew best
I’ve gotta know
Jane, you’ve played a forever game,
you’ve played a forever game,
Oh, Jane you’ve played a game
of forever loved(by most!!!)
JANE, you played for fun and love and for keeps!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s a reading life for me, yeah
It’s so plain to see why you are forever
readin’ with me, me, me
Song #2
Dept of Disclaimer:
With apologies to the Beatles…all rights to the appropriate parties under Fair Use etc.
You say it’s JANE’s birthday(12/16)
It’s every Janeites birthday too
They say it’s JANE’s birthday
we gonna have a great regency time
I’m glad it’s JANE’s Bday
Happy Birthday to JANE!!!!
Yes we’re going to party like it’s
1811….regency(not Victorian!!!!!!!) party
I would like you all to regency dance, birthday!
Take a cha-cha-chance, ask Lizzy to dance, birthday!
“May I have the next dance”, birthday!!!
[Regency Dance break- “Who will you dance with???” “Why
you if you will ask me!!!!” –Mr K and Emma 2009]
You say it’s JANE’s bday
well it is Boston Tea Party’s bday and Beethoven’s too!!, yeah
we are(Boston Rrrrrr) gonna have a good time
at Netherfield and Pemberley
I’m glad it’s JANE’s Bday
Happy birthday to OUR JANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elisabeth Lenckos
A favorite Berlin Cafe—in Christopher Isherwood‘s and David Bowie’s old stomping grounds—hangs only men’s portraits, apart from this one. Happy Birthday, Jane Austen. You are so cool!

Austentatious Library shared a video.
Celebrate #JaneAusten’s birthday today any way you can – read your favorite novel, watch a movie, or check out the Jane Austen Fan Club FaceBook Page for viewing parties where (I think) #MansfieldPark1999 is showing at certain times today! ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
#Austen #AustentatiousLibrary #Janeite #Janeiac #SenseAndSensibility #PrideAndPrejudice #MansfieldPark #Emma
#NorthangerAbbey #Persuasion #OTD #OnThisDate #JaneAustenBirthday #December161775 #243Years
Jane Austen Fan Club FaceBook Page:

The Atlantic
Today marks the 243rd anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. In our September 2017 issue, Nicholas Dames reflected on why she remains so relevant, so beloved, and so contentiously debated over two centuries after her death. “Is Austen the purveyor of comforting fantasies of gentility and propriety, the nostalgist’s favorite?” he asked. “Or is she the female rebel, the mocking modern spirit, the writer whose wit skewers any misguided or—usually male—pompous way of reading her?”

‎Shannon Winslow‎ to Jane Austen
Blessings on your birthday, Jane!

Virginia Kohl to Jane Austen
Happy Birthday from Texas!

Lisa Hotham to Jane Austen
Happy Birthday Jane, my life woudn’t be the same without you! XXX

Linda Sorey Keever to Jane Austen
Happy, happy birthday day

‎Jen Wood‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
Bath, United Kingdom ·
Personally wishing Jane Austen a very happy birthday in Bath this morning! — at The Jane Austen Centre, Bath.

‎Andréia Maia Magalhães‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
Celebrating Jane Austen in Brazil.
Dia de luz e festa

‎Madhavi Singh‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
A little tribute to Jane Austen from me and my daughter 😊 Happy birthday Jane Austen 🎂💐

Jennifer Redlarczyk
Happy Birthday to Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven! With my book, “Darcy’s Melody” I have celebrated the lives of both of these inspiring individuals. What could be better than a P&P Variation where Lizzy sings “Ich Liebe Dich” by the maestro? Enjoy! Jen Red ♫

Jasna N.Y. shared a link to the group: Jane Austen Society of North America – Greater New York Region.
The North American Friends of Chawton House are celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday with the unveiling of its brand new website.
NAFCH – North American Friends of Chawton House
North American Friends of Chawton House is a non-profit organization supporting Chawton House (U.K.) in its work of fostering greater…

Friends of the Etna Public Library
“Jane Austen was born today in 1775. Little did she know that she would change the lives of women and yes even men. Many men read her novels during the war to relieve their stress and give them hope of a happy ending .” #JaneAusten

The Jane Austen Society of India
Here’s wishing all the Janeites around the world a very Happy Jane Austen’s Birthday ❤! Let us all celebrate Ms. Austen ‘s indomitable spirit, her wit, intelligence and the feminism she espoused, on this day and every day. As long as we take her life’s ambition forward, Jane Austen will continue to be alive in our hearts, minds and most of all, in our deeds ❤.
Image courtesy Pinterest .

Jane Austen Society of the Netherlands (JASNL)
Celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday, and already in Christmas Spirit at the last danceworkshop in Amsterdam this year!
And we worked hard, 6 dances we learned and danced, and without any fatigue 😃
Everybody did so well, very proud of you all!!

Jane Austen Summer Program
Someone’s turning 243! (Reminder: Our 2019 program — “Pride and Prejudice and Its Afterlives” — is open for registration. Visit for details!)

Maria Grace‎ to Mr. Darcy’s Extensive Readers
Jane Austen’s birthday is today, but the presents are for *you*! Three free Pride & Prejudice variations: my Remember the Past, Abigail Reynolds’ Mr. Darcy’s Refuge, and The Darcy Brothers by Monica Fairview, Cass Grafton, Susan Mason-Milks, Abigail Reynolds and me. Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Suzan Lauder
Happy birthday, Jane Austen, from all your Janeite friends!

Dori Salois shared a post to the group: Jane Austen Fan Club.
Happy Birthday Miss Austen! Always my inspiration.

Christina Boyd and Suzan Lauder liked
Debra-Ann Kummoung
Debra-Ann Kummoung Retweeted Jane Austen Centre
#happybirthdayjaneausten Happy birthday to a lady who changed the literary world

Jane Austen Chile
¿Por qué leemos a Jane Austen?¿Por qué leemos a Jane Austen?
por Maggie Smith | Dic 16, 2018 \

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El 16 de diciembre de 1775 nació nuestra admirada novelista Jane Austen. Han pasado doscientos cuarenta y tres años y continuamos fascinados por su obra desde lo intelectual, lo académico y emocional. Una prueba de esto es la existencia de varias Sociedades Literarias que se han creado alrededor del mundo para leer sus novelas, analizarlas, estudiar su biografía y reflexionar en torno a su labor como escritora.
La obra de Jane Austen ha logrado trascender el tiempo, constituyéndose como una permanente fuente de interés para teóricos de la literatura y para lectores de diferentes épocas. Leer las novelas de Jane Austen implica una inevitable invitación a releerlas,pues su estilo narrativo, la construcción de sus personajes y su genial uso de la ironía abren un profundo abanico de posibilidades interpretativas.
Es pertinente preguntarnos: ¿qué tienen sus novelas que logran este efecto en los lectores? Indudablemente, uno de los aspectos más interesantes de la narrativa de Austen es su prosa y cómo,a través de esta, el lector logra sentirse parte del mundo narrativo de sus novelas. A través del discurso narrativo y del uso del lenguaje (y del silencio), Jane Austen logra describir el espacio en que interactúan sus personajes, y también el mundo interior de estos. Desde este punto de vista, el lector logra sentirse cerca de ellos,asomándose en sus vidas. Las novelas de Jane Austen nos invitan a leer y observar cómo sus personajes piensan y sienten, al enfrentarse a los hechos y conflictos de la sociedad de su época.
Leer y releer las novelas de Jane Austen es una invitación a la reflexión, a reír con sus magníficos guiños irónicos,a analizar críticamente su sociedad y la nuestra, a pensar en nuestras propias fortalezas y debilidades de carácter. Leer sus novelas nos conectan con un espacio acogedor y único que nos sitúa en un momento de silencio y goce. Con toda certeza, existen más razones que estas para explicar su genialidad y el por qué leemos a Jane. Creo no equivocarme al afirmar que cada lector debe tener su propia historia y conexión con Jane Austen. En este día tan especial,estas palabras pretenden ser una invitación para pensar: ¿por qué leo a Jane Austen? Y al buscar la respuesta, conectarnos con una de las escritoras inglesas más grandes de la historia para saludarla en su día y agradecer la genialidad de su mente y su pluma.
Por Maggie Smith Ferrer
Vicepresidente Jane Austen Chile

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Jane Austen’s House Museum

Some of our Volunteer Stewards have made an extra special effort for Jane’s birthday.
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Jane Austen’s House Museum

Happy Birthday #JaneAusten! We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to Jane’s home on this special day

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho is celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday.
“One cannot have too large a party.”
🎁🎂Happy Birthday, dearest Jane Austen!!🎈🎉
16 December 1775
If all of the Janeites were to have a huge party together, in honor of Jane’s birthday, what or who would you bring? Food? Decorations? JA characters? Where would you have it? Share your ideas and best wishes for Jane in the comments!!

Monique Christiaan Van Hecht Muntingh Napjus shared a post.
Happy Jane Austen Day!!

‎Francine Howarth‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club

Food for thought, what say you, in how Jane Austen rarely if ever ventures to great detail on houses and fashions etc., and here’s a little teaser:
Jane began writing Pride and Prejudice in 1796 and it was first published in 1813. It is said PP is set in 1812, so did the publisher, as they’re of wont today, suggest she update it to a later time-frame, because it was completed long before its publication day. Remember Jane lived through the years of the French Revolution 1789-1799.
After all, two of her brothers were naval officers and both were involved in action at sea. Jane had a cousin, the Comtesse Elizabeth de Feullide, Elizabeth sought sanctuary back in the family fold when her husband the Compte went to the guillotine. Elizabeth later married Henry Austen, and no doubt this is why Jane sought escape from the horrors of reality. In retrospect her novels are not a true depiction of her day despite her social awareness and collective impressions of wealth Vs poverty and bettering one’s prospects. She did indeed gloss and paint a picture of rural delights with happy carefree picnics, soirees and much dancing as though the country was not at war with France and in 1812, America.

The Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley’s Teas, Ltd
Happy birthday, Jane Austen! Our MN group celebrated yesterday and lucky us, Devoney Looser was our speaker!

Marc Claus to Jane Austen
Joyeux Anniversaire !

Jane Austen Festival, Louisville, Kentucky
…Northanger Abbey…A very Happy Birthday to Jane Austen from all of us at JASNA-Greater Louisville! To Jane!!! (Photo taken by Program Coordinator, Amanda Beverly, at Winchester Cathedral in Winchester…

Read More Women
“My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.”
English novelist, Jane Austen was born #OnThisDay in 1775 #ReadMoreWomen

London Library
It’s #JaneAusten’s birthday! Born #onthisday 1775 the great novelist saw her first novel, #SenseandSensibility published 36 years later. Thought we’d celebrate by settling down for the weekend with our 1853 copy – still on the shelves and still getting borrowed!

#OTD 16th Dec. 1775 – #JaneAusten born at Steventon. In honour of her b-day, here is Chawton House wedding (1865) of Elizabeth Knight (great niece of JA & daughter of Edward Knight) to Capt. Ed Bradford, former head of London Metro police, who lost an arm to a tigress in India.

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Jane Austen: some facts you need to know about one of the most beloved English authors.
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Jane Austen
Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, a village in southern England. Her parents were George Austen, a rector, and Cassandra Leigh Austen. They had eight children: six boys and two girls. Jane was exceptionally close to her sister, also named Cassandra.
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Cassandra Leigh Austen was from a higher social rank than her husband and gave Jane Austen the sense of social class that underlies many of her novels. She did not seem to regret the fall in social standing, however, and was a cheerful wife and mother to the family.
Jane Austen
Jane Austen developed a love for the written word as a result of her father’s large home library. When she wasn’t reading, she was supplied with writing tools by him to nurture her interests along. Later, she was sent to a boarding school with her sister for further education.
Jane Austen honed her comic abilities by writing for her family, in particular, her older, Oxford-educated brothers, whom she admired intensely. Though the entire family was literary, only Austen would become a published novelist.

El 16 de diciembre de 1775 nacía #JaneAusten y para celebrarlo os dejo tres recomendaciones de biografías ilustradas para que la conozcáis un poco mejor. 🙂
1) Library of Luminaries: Jane Austen
2) Brave Jane Austen: reader, writer, author, rebel
3) Pequeña & Grande Jane Austen

‘There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.’
– Jane Austen, born #OnThisDay in 1775.
Get cosy, grab a book, and treat yourself to a proper Sunday of relaxation.

Nicola Cornick
‏ @NicolaCornick
On December 16th, 1775, in the rectory at Steventon, Hampshire, on a freezing winter’s day, the rector’s wife, gave birth to a daughter.

“Now, two hundred years later, I wonder if Jane would be surprised to learn that her books are still read and loved by people all over the world? Maybe. Then again, maybe not.” Look what the young girl is reading! Thanks to @qinleng @BalzerandBray @DJBray #janeaustensbirthday

Salon de Té Jane Austen Retweeted
Goodnestone Park
Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775 – read about a 2011 archaeological dig at her birthplace of Steventon, Hampshire

Karen Doornebos is with Christine B. Shih and Deb Miller.
“It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do.” —Jane Austen
Always grateful for my Jane Austen friendships. She has brought so many fabulous people into my life since 2008! Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! I had such fun at the Jane Austen birthday tea this year that I only took two photos…

The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life
Happy 243rd birthday to Jane Austen!
Born today in 1775, the renowned British author led a writing life of the inimitable artist. Despite the popular portrayal of her as all charm and modesty, she was a writer and observer with full mastery of her gifts. She cared deeply about getting published and being read, despite myths to the contrary:…/jane-austen/

Posted by: rearadmiral | December 2, 2018

12/2 Two weeks in review

From Austentatious Library:
Friendship. Sisterhood. Brotherhood. Love 😊
What are you gonna fill your day with Janeite? 😘 Have a happy Monday!
-Miss Laurie
#PrideandPrejudice #JaneAusten #2005Movie #ElizabethBennet #KeiraKnightley #JaneBennet #RosamundPike #FitzwilliamDarcy #MatthewMacfadyen #CharlesBingley #SimonWoods

Found via A Contrary Wind:…/less-landscape-more-dialogue-…

Never heard of her(no surprise!) but some fun/interesting answers:
“What’s your go-to classic? And your favorite book no one else has heard of?
My go-to classic is “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen. Is there a funnier portrait of anyone in literature than that of Lady Catherine de Bourgh? My favorite book very few other people have heard of is probably “Fashion Is Spinach,” by Elizabeth Hawes. This is a memoir of a fashion designer in the 1930s and Hawes’s critique of the fashion industry is blunt, sharp and wittily observed.”
“What moves you most in a work of literature?
Insightful, keen, even trenchant observations of the minutiae of everyday life. I love it when somebody else has recognized a tiny detail that has also struck me in some way.”
“What are your favorite movies or shows based on books?
“Clueless” (based on “Emma”) and “Mildred Pierce,” both the Joan Crawford and the Kate Winslet versions.
“You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or
alive, do you invite?
Jane Austen, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Brontë. All the ladies in the house! Well, think of how lovely that dinner party would be! Unless Charlotte Brontë made it spooky.”
Austen in Boston: Oh my goodness! Tension between those three much????…/rev…/ellie-kemper-by-the-book.html

The Marble Faun Books & Gifts
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! Online Sale
20% off Jane Austen Collection
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Good from December 1 – December 16, 2018
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Found via Jane Austen Fan Fiction(JAFF):

Guest Review: “Madison McTavish and Grandma’s Missing Ring” by Heather Brothers

For those who have/will cook/bake yesterday and today…we salute you!…/a.17580442577…/2155409497810891/…

Hahaha…the power of films.…/a.44462684232…/1453945364729944/…

Posted by: rearadmiral | November 19, 2018

11/19 4 score and 7 wks in review? Pt 1?

Dateline: Gettysburg, PA?

Found via Jane Austen Fan Cub:
Ellie Bennett shared her first post.
“Jane Austen in Alton, close to Henry Austen’s bank.”

Found via JASNA – North Texas:

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 28, 2018

10/28 October the last


Umm…wow! Found via All Things Jane Austen:

An Accomplished Woman’s Guide
Caroline Cogitates: Thought for the Day

Perhaps I underestimated the value of a muddy petticoat as a silent plea for a larger and more attentive staff of servants. It certainly suggests a thoughtlessness for the wearying labour of one’s laundry maid.

An oldie but goodie…..

Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is with Jane Austen at Longbourn.
Heathfield, United Kingdom
“I am certain Green Tea should be served to those neighbors ‘who could not be detested enough’ in Longbourn.”…/a.60486496633…/1190719624416995/…

“The sea represents change and passionate fulfillment-Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax fall in love at Weymouth. But given her father’s intransigent position, Emma while single is unlikely to see the sea…When Mr Knightley moves into the Field of the Heart, Emma will suffer no more ‘intellectual solitude’. Moreover, as you will all remember, their marriage is immediately followed by a ‘fortnight’s absence in a tour to the sea-side’. Hooray! That interior landscape that is Emma’s mind is to be refreshed by sea breezes, and expanded to new and far horizons.”
– pg 106 Juliet McMaster in the essay ‘Emma: The Geography of a Mind’ in “Jane Austen’s Emma: New Edition” Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom 2010 infobase Publishing
4.0 Regency Teacups…
Correct Forms of Address
1. Please do not use this page in a vacuum. Most of the usages listed here are explained in greater detail elsewhere in these pages, which is why I have resisted including charts at all until now. These charts are for convenience and reference.

Found on the BBC 2004 North and South Page:
Giulia Galizia
So, I dance period dances (waltzes, country dances and others) and last summer I asked the hairdresser I went to, to imitate Margareth’s updo in the North and South 2004 adaptation 😍
I was really happy with the result! Even though it wasn’t the exact same of the series.

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 21, 2018

10/21 October surprise Jane

Found via JASNA Edmonton:

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club
October 17 at 4:45 PM ·
Happy Bday Felicity Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Found via Shirley:
Pride and Prejudice @ BC
By Jane Austen
Adapted by Jon Jory
Directed by John Houchin
Nov 15-18, 2018
Synopsis: All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems.
November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices*
Adults: $17
Students: $12 (w/valid ID)
Seniors: $12
BC Faculty/Staff: $12 (one ticket per ID)
*Includes Service fee

Theatre Department
Robsham Theater

I liked this graphic novel…I called it a streamlined version of Becoming Jane. 4.0 regency teacups…/manuel…/jane-austen-santoni/

JANE AUSTEN by Manuela Santoni , Manuela Santoni , Matteo Benassi | Kirkus Reviews
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a keen mind must be in…

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 12, 2018

10/12 Two weeks in review with plenty of Amanda Root!

Great site!!!!

From JaneAustenSummer2019@JASPhotline‏:
Jane Austen fans! If you were, say, compiling a Spotify playlist of songs that remind you of Pride and Prejudice (the book or any adaptation or any character), what would you put on it?
‏ miss_allie_fo@
“King of Anything” and “I Choose You” – both by Sara Bareilles. They chart Lizzy’s change of heart toward Darcy from the beginning of the novel to the end really well. ☺️
Wow that “King of Anything”. I love the video..there seemed to be a few Keira Knightley facial expressions in the beginning and maybe some Lizzy Bennet Diary’s @TheAshleyClem as well in the middle.”
Some great lyrics that may better apply to Rev Collins and Lady Catherine the bug than Mr Darcy…..
****”But you expect me to jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset”
(AiB: lol…I know something or two about delusional sunsets)****
****”You got the talking down, just not the listening”****
****”You’ve got opinions, man
We’re all entitled to ’em, but I never asked”****
****”Let me hold your crown, babe”****
Replying to @JASPhotline
And if you can bare a super sweet song “Jane Austen” by Holly Christina. She mentions Mr Darcy, Longbourn, and Pemberley in the song. Lol and Mr Knightley too.
Replying to @JASPhotline
Charles Bingley to Jane Bennet “Jane” by Jefferson Starship. Jane Bennet to Charles Bingley “Count on Me” Jefferson Starship (RIP Marty Balin) and “Love is Alive” by Gary Wright

Found via Jane Austen Fan Club:…/courtship-love-and-marriage-in-jane-aus…

Courtship, love and marriage in Jane Austen’s novels
Professor John Mullan explores the romantic, social and economic considerations that precede marriage in the novels of Jane Austen.

Here are three comments on the original post. One is by me. 🙂
“You shouldn’t write in that: it’s a library book.”
“Dear Diary, The man I’m going to marry is watching me write this!! People will argue about this for 200yrs plus. I don’t give one Mary Crawford harp string!!!! Related? Blah blah blah!”
“Can you help me here? 4 vertical… a large, open, four-wheeled carriage… 8 letters, starting with B.”…/…/quiet-observation-in-persuasion/

“Quiet Observation” in Persuasion
“We have much to learn from the patient practice of quiet observation in Jane Austen’s Persuasion,” writes Natasha Duquette. I’m sharing her guest post on the novel today in honour of the first day…

Found via Jane Austen Regency Week:

I spy Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill in the photo from Weymouth, UK.

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