Posted by: rearadmiral | January 11, 2014

Happy Bday Cassandra Elizabeth Austen(1/9) and Tom Lefroy(1/8)

The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
“Oh yes! I am not at all ashamed of it. I would have everybody marry if they can do it properly: I do not like to have people throw themselves away; but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage.”
Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park

Sense and Sensibility 
During the course of the book, Elinor sees six indicators that make her believe Marianne and Willoughby are engaged. Name at least one.
Photo: Sense and Sensibility 
During the course of the book, Elinor sees six indicators that make her believe Marianne and Willoughby are engaged. Name at least one.
 
I always get excited to see what the sample is with my Republic of Tea catalog, but I think I cheered this time.
Photo: I always get excited to see what the sample is with my Republic of Tea catalog, but I think I cheered this time.
 
I decided this was the cup for it. -Shirley

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club's photo.
 
“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”. JA to CEA Sunday 1/25/1801
 
 
The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
“And now,” added Mrs. Grant, “I have thought of something to make it complete. I should dearly love to settle you both in this country; and therefore, Henry, you shall marry the youngest Miss Bertram, a nice, handsome, good-humoured, accomplished girl, who will make you very happy.”

Henry bowed and thanked her.

“My dear sister,” said Mary, “if you can persuade him into anything of the sort, it will be a fresh matter of delight to me to find myself allied to anybody so clever, and I shall only regret that you have not half a dozen daughters to dispose of. If you can persuade Henry to marry, you must have the address of a Frenchwoman. All that English abilities can do has been tried already. I have three very particular friends who have been all dying for him in their turn; and the pains which they, their mothers (very clever women), as well as my dear aunt and myself, have taken to reason, coax, or trick him into marrying, is inconceivable! He is the most horrible flirt that can be imagined. If your Miss Bertrams do not like to have their hearts broke, let them avoid Henry.”
Mansfield Park

Photo: The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
 "And now," added Mrs. Grant, "I have thought of something to make it complete. I should dearly love to settle you both in this country; and therefore, Henry, you shall marry the youngest Miss Bertram, a nice, handsome, good-humoured, accomplished girl, who will make you very happy."

Henry bowed and thanked her.

"My dear sister," said Mary, "if you can persuade him into anything of the sort, it will be a fresh matter of delight to me to find myself allied to anybody so clever, and I shall only regret that you have not half a dozen daughters to dispose of. If you can persuade Henry to marry, you must have the address of a Frenchwoman. All that English abilities can do has been tried already. I have three very particular friends who have been all dying for him in their turn; and the pains which they, their mothers (very clever women), as well as my dear aunt and myself, have taken to reason, coax, or trick him into marrying, is inconceivable! He is the most horrible flirt that can be imagined. If your Miss Bertrams do not like to have their hearts broke, let them avoid Henry."
Mansfield Park
 
Happy Bday Cassandra Elizabeth Austen!!!!!!!

“….What I have lost, no one but myself can know, you are not ignorant of her merits, but who can judge how I estimated them?-God’s will be done, I have been able to say so all along, I thank God that I have.-If any thing should ever bring you into attainable distance from me we must meet my dear Miss Sharp”. -Cassandra Austen to Anne Sharp 7/28/1817

“In the first place I hope you will live 23yrs longer. Mr. Tom Lefroy’s birthday was yesterday, so that you are very near of an age”. JA to CEA Jan 9,1796
 
Saw it on-demand. Worth the loooooong wait! -Kirk
U.S. FANS – Summer in February is now available nationwide On Demand! Find out how you can see Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens in this lush and devastating period romance today: http://bitly.com/1cp1Ihr
 
 
 
Happy Bday to Tom Lefroy!!!!

“At length the Day is come on which I am to flirt my last with Tom Lefroy, and when you receive this it will be over—my tears flow as I write, at the melancholy idea”. JA to CEA 1/15/1796

 
“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”. JA to CEA Sunday 1/25/1801
 

Jane on Jeopardy
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This article popped up in our Google Alerts and made us quite cross, for several reasons. Jerry Slowik came in third place Thursday on “Jeopardy!”, but the 28-year-old from Arlington Heights still …
 
Sense and Sensibility: Elinor and Edward 
Photo: Sense and Sensibility: Elinor and Edward <3
 
Possibilities for later in the year? (I did have to stop reading the second “Girls” was mentioned. Ugh!) -S

Shows to watch, books to read – The Boston Globe
“Downton Abbey” makes a natural pairing with E.M. Forster’s “Howards End,” which confronts the social shifts of the Edwardian era through the progressive Schlegel sisters, and with Kazuo Ishiguro’s sad, lovely “The Remains of the Day,” in which a loyal 
 
The Jane Austen Society of Ireland

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Welcome 2014 ~ The Year of ‘Mansfield Park’

2014 promises to be another important anniversary year for Austen fans, for it was two hundred years ago that Jane Austen published her fine novel, Mansfield Park. Some critics, including biographer Paula Byrne, list this as their favourite Austen novel, it being the text most favored by Cambridge scholars, such as F.R. Levis, who hailed it as one of the greatest English novels ever written. 

The novel itself was penned at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813 but was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen’s two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. The image on the left comes from a beautiful illustrated edition from 1957, showing Fanny at the window, astonished to see William Crawford coming to call on her. It is a book about making choices, mistakes and finding love right under one’s nose. In this way, Mansfield Park is not very different from Austen’s two previous novels, yet this book gives us a real insight into what it was to be a woman without any financial means, completely at the mercy of rich relations, who deserve little respect or admiration. It is certainly a book to brush away those winter cobwebs and get you thinking. 
So, if you have never read Fanny Price’s story, now is the time. There will be no better way to celebrate Austen in 2014. Happy New Year everyone!

 
The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
Lady Bertram did not go into public with her daughters. She was too indolent even to accept a mother’s gratification in witnessing their success and enjoyment at the expense of any personal trouble, and the charge was made over to her sister, who desired nothing better than a post of such honourable representation, and very thoroughly relished the means it afforded her of mixing in society without having horses to hire.
Mansfield Park

What is up with Lady Bertram? Join JASNA-GCR for their Spring Gala on May Third to find out. Like Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Chicago Region

Photo: The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
Lady Bertram did not go into public with her daughters. She was too indolent even to accept a mother's gratification in witnessing their success and enjoyment at the expense of any personal trouble, and the charge was made over to her sister, who desired nothing better than a post of such honourable representation, and very thoroughly relished the means it afforded her of mixing in society without having horses to hire.
Mansfield Park

What is up with Lady Bertram? Join JASNA-GCR for their Spring Gala on May Third to find out. Like Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Chicago Region
 
Jane Austen Society of North America – Edmonton Chapter

For those of you whose interests include obscure trivia about Austen’s books’ reissues…http://elliestravelstories.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-new-find-jane-austens-publisher-and.html

Ellie Bennett’s Blog: A New Find – Jane Austen’s publisher and his letter to Cassandra Austen
elliestravelstories.blogspot.com
For those of you whose interests include obscure trivia about Austen’s books’ reissues…http://elliestravelstories.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-new-find-jane-austens-publisher-and.html

Ellie Bennett’s Blog: A New Find – Jane Austen’s publisher and his letter to Cassandra Austen
elliestravelstories.blogspot.com
 
JASNA – North Texas
Good Article 

http://booksmakeadifference.com/jasna/

Society Connects Centuries of Jane Austen – Books Make a Difference
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What brings a centuries-old character to life in a way that resonates with twenty-first century men and women? How is it that an author whose name never appeared in print before her death continues to inspire discussion, laughter, and scholarship more than 200 years later? For Jane Austen fans, the…

Society Connects Centuries of Jane Austen – Books Make a Difference
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What brings a centuries-old character to life in a way that resonates with twenty-first century men and women? How is it that an author whose name never appeared in print be
 
 
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Top Ten Books of 2013
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What a strange year it has been, full of changes, new adventures and, as far as this blog is concerned, very abnormal reading habits. But, however altered my reading schedule may have been, the qu…

 

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