Posted by: rearadmiral | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule


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

May : Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell 5/20
June : Jane Austen at Home Lucy Worsley 6/24
July : Rachel Ray Anthony Trollope 7/29?
Aug :
Sept : Emma 9/30
Oct :
Nov :
Dec :

Posted by: rearadmiral | May 20, 2018

5/20 More May Janeness…..week in review

The Penderwicks author Jeanne Birdsall at Brookline Public Library. When asked ‘what is your favorite book?’ She answered…..

Found via JASNA-North TX….there are some great photos included…..…/calke-abbey-an-english-c…

Found via JASNA Northern CA:

I greatly enjoyed a free rewatch of Bride and Prejudice at a local library. This post is especially for the older woman who complained…. “I wasted 2 hrs watching’s not Jane Austen’s England”.
4.5 Regency Teacups! The Bollywood Emma…Aisha is still my favorite Bollywood Austen…but it’s very close.

PERSUASION ~Captain Wentworth's Letter Keychain

“By the social mores of the time, officers, as gentlemen, were expected to eat in a better way and on a different level than the ‘people’. The obvious way to set themselves apart was to eat at different times.”
-pg 121 “Feeding Nelson’s Navy: The True Story of Food at Sea in the Georgian Era” by Janet Macdonald Chatham Publishing London 2004
Other than the “distasteful” cover, I enjoyed the book! 3.75 regency teacups

Posted by: rearadmiral | May 14, 2018

5/13 Happy Mother’s Day

When in Concord, MA………/products/1273006829467294/…

Posted by Jane Austen Ireland on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Jane Austen Ireland
May 6 at 9:29am ·
My Austen Adventure – Day 3 (Southampton)
By Aislinn Ní Uallacháin
On my final morning in Hampshire, I packed up my belongings to leave Winchester. After another tasty breakfast in the Wykeham Arms, I headed to the train station to go to Southampton. It only takes about 10-15 minutes so I was there nice and early. I hadn’t thought too much about my afternoon in Southampton except that I wanted to do the Jane Austen walk of the city to see …

“Her letters are where I first noticed her love of gardens,” says Wilson. “She often wrote to her sister, Cassandra, about the Austen family’s gardens and their plans for improving them. My favourite garden quote in her letters is what she said about her brother’s garden in London: “The garden is quite a love… I go and refresh myself every now and then, and then come back to Solitary Coolness.” – Kim Wilson
Read more at:…/gardens-played-a-key-role-in-jan…

I Believe In Jane Austen – Original Poem based on Ms Austen’s works and films – art print/poster – color or b&w gift for Austen lovers on Etsy, $12.50

Posted by: rearadmiral | May 6, 2018

5/6 May Jane Days..week in review…/

From last week:

Samuel Keele shared a link to the group: Jane Austen Fan Club.
May 1 at 10:51pm

“Yet below the glittering surfaces that have so often preoccupied both her detractors and her admirers, all six of Austen’s published novels display a broad and intimate awareness of the inner rush and throb of life, an awareness that links her with a host of later nineteenth-century writers including George Elliot and [REDACTED-name not allowed on this web page!!!] herself, and that is nowhere more evident than in Persuasion.”
-Introduction, “Jane Austen PERSUASION: An Annotated Edition” Edited by Robert Morrison 2011 The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Cambridge, MA London, England
4.75 Regency Teacups

Found via the delightful JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho:

Posted by Jane Austen Ireland on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rachel Dodge shared a link on the Jane Austen Fan Club wall:
This is an 1815 print of “a young woman in an autumnal walking dress taken from La Belle Assemblee…” It appears in an annotated edition of Persuasion I have on loan from one of my students.
This dress is described as a “jaconet muslin high dress… with a long sleeve, prettily and tastefully ornamented at top with letting-in lace, in such a manner as to form a very novel half sleeve. The bottom of the dress is finished by a triple flounce of worked muslin or lace.”
This dress is similar to that which the Musgrove and Elliot sisters would have worn “on their November 1814 walk from Uppercross to Winthrop.”
Wouldn’t you like to go back in time for an afternoon walk? I would, especially if it meant wearing something like this!

From last week….

Posted by: rearadmiral | April 30, 2018

4/30 Our trip to Milton…week in review

“…the progress of Anne and Wentworth’s reconciliation is fraught with tension and significance. All the novels are imbued with a tension between the pains of the present and the hopes of the future; and all implicitly contrast the lovers with the lesser world around them. The emotional intensity of Persuasion is heightened by the addition of another dimension: the past. Together with a sense of the isolation of the heroine, the use of the past is responsible for the intensity of feeling contained in the reconciliation of Anne and Wentworth.”
pg 78 Julia Prewitt Brown from the essay “The Radical Pessimism of Persuasion” in the collection “Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: Jane Austen’s Persuasion” Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. 2004 Chelsea House Publishers, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications
4.0 Regency Teacups Most of the collection is “readable”.

Found via Cork Janeites:

“…from within the restricted world of a respectable Georgian spinster, Jane Austen crafted novels which have appealed to a broader range of readers than almost any other body of literature. From Japan to Canada, to India and Eastern Europe readers have found universal meaning in the stories of love, injustice, kindness, cruelty and personal integrity which she wrote on a tiny table in an ordinary, slightly shabby parlour in Hampshire over two centuries ago.”
-pgs323-324 “Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility: The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth” by Marian Veevers, Pegasus Book Ltd New York, New York 2018
3.75 Regency Teacups

Posted by: rearadmiral | April 24, 2018

4/24 Happy Bday Will S(+1 day) Week in Review

For the love of Jane Austen
April 22
Last night I attended the annual Playford Costume Ball held by my dance group. It was even better than last year. I wore my new gown and cloak, danced every dance, had a wonderful supper, laughed (alot) and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Can’t wait for next year!

More Northanger love!…/northanger-abb…

“Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen (again)
Book reviews from the perspective of a Christian writer, wife, and mother.

Found via Cork Janeites:…/…/an-interview-with-whit-stillman/…

An Interview with Whit Stillman
This interview is part of the Love & Friendship Janeite Blog Tour celebrating the release of the novelization of the film Love & Friendship, itself an adaptation of Jane Austen’s nove…

More MP 1983 and Amazing Grace 2006

I recently rewatched Persuasion 2007(it was better than I remembered…if only they would delete the “Bath Marathon”!). I didn’t know that Nicholas Farrell(MP 1983 left photo and Amazing Grace 2006 right photo) was in it(center photo as Mr Musgrove). Making him another double Austen actor!
Pinterest: Amazing Grace 2006 The actors who play Edmund and Fanny, Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel(Mrs Allen NA 2007!-AiB).
And which other Austen actress is in the photo? Ioan Gruffudd(Hornblower) is also in the photo as William Wilberforce.

Please please PBS…please make an one hour(even 1/2 hour would be ok) special for this delightful youthful work!!!!!…/persuasion-or-the-sto…/

Persuasion, or the story of a reluctant Jane Austen’s fan
What’s all that fuss over Jane Austen? I just didn’t get it. Apparently, I needed some persuasion to find out, -he he. In Madrid, during my high school years, we didn’t have to re…

Found via the Jane Austen Literary Festival:…/how-to-assemble-a-ball-gown/

How to Assemble a Ball Gown
Going to a ball set in Regency England is a great thing. There is however one minor problem: you can’t go there wearing jeans. So a ball gown it must be. But what if you can’t sew, can’t spent a lot of money or…

Frank Churchill….flirting with Emma is not Jane Fairfax approved!!!!!!!!!!!

Pride & Prejudice (1980) – First Proposal
These days, I watched again Pride & Prejudice, taking particular attention to the1980’s (not 1979, as I wrote in the opening) version. The first……/visiting-jane-au…

Part of a painting in The Tudor House Museum in Bugle Street. It shows the Marquis of Landsdownes house next to Castle Square. The……/every-jane-austen…/slide/1

Jonny Lee Miller…the best Mr Knightley! 🙂

I cite this radio adaptation of Mansfield Park as “the luck of Mansfield Park!!!” Can you imagine how many people would watch this if it had been a TV adaptation????? Poor Mansfield Park!!!!…/listen-up-benedict-cumberba…/

From A Contrary Wind:
“So I ran the first 500 words of Mansfield Park through “ProWritingAid.” Jane Austen got top marks for spelling for flunked on style. Too wordy.”

Mr Bingley??? Mr Darcy??? 🙂

Make haste…make haste and enter! 🙂…/enter-to-win-our-spring-jane-aus…/

Enter to Win Our Spring Jane Austen Giveaway!
We at JASNA EWANID are so very pleased to note we have reached 100+ followers on Facebook, Twitter, AND Instagram!! Thank you for joining us!! To celebrate these milestones, we have decided to host…

Publishing Persuasion –…/a-something-ready-for-p…/

“The building has a rich and varied history, including its claim to fame as the former classroom of the writer Jane Austen. It will make a fitting space for the museum’s popular Victorian classroom experience.”
On three……JANE AUSTEN IS NOT A VICTORIAN!!!!!! Thank you 🙂…/16137625.Abbey_restora…/

Abbey restoration project reaches new milestone with Gateway unveiling
A SUBSTANTIAL restoration project to maintain one of the town’s iconic landmarks will move one step closer with an unveiling ceremony.

Sir Edward Pellew of A&E’s Hornblower series!!

“…he heard at the same time that Charles may be in England in the course of a month.–SIR EDWARD PELLEW succeeds Lord Gambier in his command….” JA to Cassandra Austen Thursday April 18, 1811

Posted by: rearadmiral | April 9, 2018

4/9 Desperately seeking a Jane spring!

As Austentatious notes below, *language warning!* However, it is very well done! Maybe as good as their analysis of P&P.
Austentatious Library shared Thug Notes’s episode:
This just showed up in my feed, and it is spot on and *hilarious*! 😂 Please enjoy the summary and analysis of #Emma by Thug Notes. Summary has its moments but as always, I love the analysis. Warning, some language, so NSFW unless you use headphones or turn down the volume. ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
#JaneAusten #Austen #AustentatiousLibrary

a sweet lil girl named Harriet Smith.
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Emma- Thug Notes…
More episodes of this show are available on Facebook Watch.
Thug Notes added a new episode on Facebook Watch.
April 7 at 11:20am ·
Kickin’ it with one of the baddest bitches in the literary game- Jane Austen and her classic Emma.

OTD… News from 1093 A.D., the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin! (no, I’m not so old that I was there…..sorta)

A Member of The Austen Trio (they perform tonight at Harvard) was interviewed on the NPR program here & Now on 4/4 Hour 1 running from 11:35-22:30 Approx.

Jane Austen’s “Tribute” to the Prince Regent:
A Gentleman Riddled with Difficulty…/on-line/vol27no1/sheehan.htm

Certainly a beautiful but widely incorrect book cover…and one from ’95 and one from ’08.

“What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
It’s not that I haven’t read the Jane Austen novels — I have — but it’s still embarrassing to have to be told by well-meaning friends and my wife what I’m supposed to get from them.”…/john-lewis-gaddis-by-the-book.html

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John Lewis Gaddis: By the Book
The historian John Lewis Gaddis, whose new book is “On Grand Strategy,” finds train videos relaxing: “I especially recommend the six-hour run from Omsk to Novosibirsk, on which nothing happens.”…/the-vanity-of-human-riches-a-con…/

The Vanity of Human Riches: A Conversation About Class and Wealth in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
In today’s guest post for “Youth and Experience,” Deborah Knuth Klenck and Ted Scheinman…

Posted by: rearadmiral | April 2, 2018

4/2 Fool’s Snow but no fooling Jane!

Saturday night @ Harvard!

“Lady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension:
by Beth Overmyer (Goodreads Author), Jenny Allen
February 2
#10ThingsAboutMyself 9:If you see MY shadow, you are probably walking behind me. where you belong.
February 14
You light my fire…the one in my drawing room with a
chimney piece that cost me an excess of 800 pounds.#LitPickUpLines
March 3
I would sell my nephew’s wife for a Klondike Bar.
March 16
The road to H@ll is paved with Bennets.
March 19
Winter is as welcome to my house as that Bennet creature
From Goodreads:
Imagine if Lady Catherine de Bourgh had the internet. Got a picture? Okay, now imagine that she was on Twitter… Pride and Prejudice, a love story that has somehow managed to transcend time. Lady Catherine, a misunderstood antagonist who has somehow found access to the internet in Regency England. No good can come from this. #Verily LADY CATHERINE SAYS: 365 TWEETS OF CONDESCENSION started out as a parody Twitter account and then grew from there. Lady Catherine would give (unsolicited) advice to her followers, insult the neighbors–peasants!–and generally acted too good for everyone surrounding her… online and off.
From AiB: 4.75 regency teacups out of 5….just don’t drink tea while reading the book!…/sh…/38926084-lady-catherine-says

Found via JASNA-Greater Phoenix!

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Kick-Ass Characters added a new episode on Facebook Watch.
September 5, 2017 ·
Elizabeth Bennet from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE… sensitive sister, brainy bookworm, and all-around awesome independent woman. Check out our stop-motion tribute to Jane Austen’s classic kick-a** character!

Found via Jane Austen – Her Works and Her World

The Importance of Age in Jane Austen’s Novels
Professor John Mullan, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Sense and Sensibility, discusses the importance and impact of age in…

The Importance of Age in Jane Austen’s Novels
Professor John Mullan, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Sense and Sensibility,…

Found via JASNA-North TX:

Sit sip and savor shared this via Modern Library:…/jane-austen-emma-changed-face…

How Jane Austen’s Emma changed the face of fiction
The story of a spoilt, self-deluded heroine in a small village, Jane Austen’s Emma hardly seems revolutionary. But, 200 years after it was first published, John Mullan argues that it belongs alongside the works…

Posted by: rearadmiral | March 25, 2018

3/25 End of Jane March Madness

Time Traveler provided this link. I’m hoping to go.…/lewis-walpole-library-lecture…

Lewis Walpole Library Lecture | Pride, Prejudice, and Portraits: The Rice Portrait of Jane Austen | Yale Center for British Art
Event time: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -…

I haven’t watched this fully.

Jane Austen’s “Jack and Alice”
Flyer: Script:…

Posted by: rearadmiral | March 20, 2018

3/20 4easter of Jane…with green…week in review

Found via Isabelle!

Jane Austen – Her Works and Her World

Pride and Prejudice: Darcy & Elizabeth Dance
Lizzy accepts a dance from Mr Darcy against her will and sparks fly as the reluctant couple try to ignore the sexual tension in the air.

From @The Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley’s Teas, Ltd
As promised, the annual post of how to make authentic brown bread ( Irish Soda Bread). Don’t forget to leave your buttermilk out overnight but drink the tea while it’s hot!
How to make Irish soda bread (brown bread) – traditional
There are several recipes for Irish soda bread throughout Ireland. This one is plain and…

This video is mentioned in “Camp Austen” by Ted Scheinman I was glad he talked about it during his Q&A at the BPL(ok, I asked him to talk about it)

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho is feeling delighted.
March 15 at 1:12pm ·
It might be time for “March Madness,” but over here we are celebrating “Jane Austen Madness!!” We have put together a bracket full of 64 of Jane Austen’s characters, matched up randomly.

Use the link below to fill out a bracket, picking your favorite character in each pairing until you reach a favorite champion. Click on a pairing if you can’t remember who someone is. The bracket will be open from 3/15/18-4/2/18 so you have some time to fill it out. You may vote more than once (if you care to!). On 2 April, we will announce who was voted our favorite character of this year’s “Jane Austen Madness!”

Please feel free to share the link and invite your fellow Janeites from near and far to participate. The more the merrier!

If you have questions about specific characters or how to fill out the bracket, please comment below or send us a message! We will post reminders to vote every so often.

Happy Jane Austen Madness!!

Margaret C. Sullivan

The title says it all–registration is open for the 2018 Jane Austen Day, “The Power of Persuasion,” in Philadelphia, though this time it is actually in the suburbs at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, a short drive or train ride away from downtown. The event has a great lineup of speakers, including Lynn Festa, Susannah Fullerton, Whit Stillman, and Juliette Wells, talking about all things… [ 91 more words ]…/registration-is-open-for-jane-aust…/

Registration is Open for Jane Austen Day 2018 in Philadelphia
The title says it all–registration is open for the 2018 Jane Austen Day, “The Power of Persuasion,” in Philadelphia, though this…

Found via JASNA Northern California:
I’ve read 8 of 10(So lost in you Jane Austen). I’ve enjoyed all of the one’s I read except #9.…

Associations of Thought
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. —Emma We are conscious of many frailties. Be thou……/sir-francis-willi…/

Sir Francis William Austen: Glimpses of Jane’s sailor brother in letters
Sir Francis Austen was Jane Austen’s successful sailor brother

There are at least six videos!

Pride & Prejudice – Impromptu Walkabout
Pride and Prejudice – Impromptu Walkabout with Wickham and Mary

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