Posted by: rearadmiral | December 16, 2016

12/16 Happy Bday Jane!!!!!! Part one?


From an AiB Christmas Party, 2010?

Last year’s list…..


From JASNA-Eastern PA…posted by Margaret C. Sullivan(…please see her wonderful posts below….


From JASNA-MA…2010?

booksAnd this year brings us….

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

A Giveaway for Jane Austen’s Birthday

Jane Austen Literacy Foundation
Happy Birthday Jane!

Pride & Possibilities Editor, Emily Prince, celebrates the 241st anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth, with a fascinating look at Jane’s birthdays. Did you know that Emma was announced for publication on 16th December 1815, Jane’s 40th birthday? Jane must have been disappointed when the publisher was late – it didn’t appear until the 23rd!…/2016/12/16/issue-5-happy-birthday…

Issue 5: Happy Birthday Jane
Emily Prince explores the highlights and lowlights of Jane’s birthdays in her lifetime

Make haste(and use a time machine)…..
Jane Austen’s House Museum

Happy birthday Jane Austen – join us today until 4.30 for complimentary entry to the museum, mince pies and carol singing in honour of Jane.

For Jane’s Bday, with my love:
“Jane’s Marriage”
Jane went to Paradise:
That was only fair.
Good Sir Walter followed her,
And armed her up the stair.
Henry and Tobias,
And Miguel of Spain,
Stood with Shakespeare at the top
To welcome Jane –
Then the Three Archangels
Offered out of hand
Anything in Heaven’s gift
That she might command.
Azrael’s eyes upon her,
Raphael’s wings above,
Michael’s sword against her heart,
Jane said: “Love.”
Instantly the under-
Standing Seraphim
Laid their fingers on their lips
And went to look for him.
Stole across the Zodiac,
Harnessed Charles’s Wain,
And whispered round the Nebulae
“Who loved Jane?”
In a private limbo
Where none had thought to look,
Sat a Hampshire gentleman
Reading of a book.
It was called Persuasion
And it told the plain
Story of the love between
Him and Jane.
He heard the question,
Circle Heaven through –
Closed the book and answered: “I did – and do!”
Quietly but speedily
(As Captain Wentworth moved)
Entered into Paradise
The man Jane loved!
Jane lies in Winchester, blessed be her shade!
Praise the Lord for making her, and her for all she made.
And while the stones of Winchester – or Milson Street – remain,
Glory, Love, and Honour unto England’s Jane!
Poems – Jane’s Marriage
Poems – Jane’s Marriage

Jane Austen and Grandparents

Devoney Looser shared The Making of Jane Austen’s photo.
Happy 241st birthday, Jane Austen! It qualifies as a holiday in our household, except for the son who finds just the right moment to opine, “No one cares about Jane Austen, Mom.”
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The Making of Jane Austen
42 mins ·
Happy 241st birthday, Jane Austen! Apologies in advance for making a bigger deal out of the 200th anniversary of your death in July.

‎Maria Grace‎ to Austen Variations
An old-fashioned project to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday!
Celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday today with ribbon roses… – Random Bits of Fascination
Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with an old fashioned craft: ribbon roses.

Penguin Classics
Today is the 241st birthday of English novelist Jane Austen, the author of psychologically astute social comedies like PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, EMMA and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY! (The image here is a sketch portrait by her sister Cassandra, upon which later posthumous portraits were based.)
Everyone has their favorite Austen work—so what’s yours?

BBC Culture
Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen was born 241 years ago today.
The scene that changed Pride and Prejudice forever
It is 21 years since Mr Darcy strode sodden from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Television – and Jane Austen – have never been the same, writes Nicholas Barber.

A neat little video….

Rita L. Watts shared a memory.
A year ago today was my first time at Chawton Cottage – where Jane Austen finished writing her books. One of my happy places on this planet. I can’t wait to be back!
1 Year Ago
See Your Memories

Rita L. Watts added 10 new photos — feeling emotional at Jane Austen’s House Museum.
December 16, 2015 · Chawton, United Kingdom ·

Vintage Books & Anchor Books
Jane Austen was born in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England on this day in 1775.
“Her mind did become settled, but it was settled in a gloomy dejection. She felt the loss of Willoughby’s character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart.”
In its marvelously perceptive portrayal of two young women in love, Sense and Sensibility is the answer to those critics and readers who believe that Jane Austen’s novels, despite their perfection of form and tone, lack strong feeling. Its two heroines—so utterly unlike each other–both undergo the most violent passions when they are separated from the men they love. What differentiates them, and gives this extroardinary book its complexity and brilliance, is the way each expresses her suffering: Marianne–young, impetuous, ardent–falls into paroxysms of grief when she is rejected by the dashing John Willoughby; while her sister, Elinor—wiser, more sensible, more self-controlled—masks her despair when it appears that Edward Ferrars is to marry the mean-spirited and cunning Lucy Steele. All, of course, ends happily—but not until Elinor’s “sense” and Marianne’s “sensibility” have equally worked to reveal the profound emotional life that runs beneath the surface of Austen’s immaculate and irresistible art. READ an excerpt here:…/sense-and-sensibility-…/

Everyman’s Library
Jane Austen was born in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England on this day in 1775.
“Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans. Let us not desert one another; we are an injured body.”

“Angry people are not always wise.”
On Jane Austen’s birth anniversary, we celebrate the author’s best work.

25 Times Jane Austen Proved She Knew What Life and Love Was All About
Trust in Austen, and you will not fail.

Some P&P love….
BBC Archive
#OTD 1775: Jane Austen was born. Helen Fielding and Claire Tomalin talk to Alan Yentob about her ultimate love story, Pride and Prejudice (and how Bridget Jones’s Diary, ahem, ‘borrowed’ the plot…)

‎Shannon Winslow‎ to Jane Austen-Centre
Celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday with you!

Vandita Jagdish
How I wished I lived in a Jane Austen novel!
The wittiest woman in literature, thank you for your eloquent words, and giving us Pride and Prejudice ❤
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

15 Quotes From Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice' That Have Withstood The Test Of Time
"Distance is nothing when one has a motive."

Brain Pickings
For Jane Austen's birthday, a lovely illustrated homage to her life and legacy

Anthony Trollope
"Miss Austen was surely a great novelist. What she did, she did perfectly. Her work, as far as it goes, is faultless. She wrote of the times in which she lived, of the class of people with which she associated, and in the language which was usual to her as an educated lady. Of romance, — what we generally mean when we speak of romance — she had no tinge. Heroes and heroines with wonderful adventures there are none in her novels. Of great criminals and hidden crimes she tells us nothing. But she places us in a circle of gentlemen and ladies, and charms us while she tells us with an unconscious accuracy how men should act to women, and women act to men. It is not that her people are all good; — and, certainly, they are not all wise. The faults of some are the anvils on which the virtues of others are hammered till they are bright as steel. In the comedy of folly I know no novelist who has beaten her. The letters of Mr. Collins, a clergyman in Pride and Prejudice, would move laughter in a low-church archbishop."
–from "Lecture" (1870) by Anthony Trollope on Jane Austen

"People think Austen was not a feminist; some even think she’s anti-feminist. But if you believe that, it’s because Jane Austen has tricked you. She writes with such clever and sometimes subtle irony and wit that a cursory reading looks like a bunch of characters making an awkward amount of silent eye contact, leading us to miss the point."

Holding History
We're honoring author Jane Austen's birthday by perusing some of the thousands of pages of her fiction manuscripts, brought together online through a partnership between The British Library and Bodleian Libraries.

Penguin Random House
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! Which beloved Jane Austen heroine are you? Take the quiz to find out:

The Economist
They are one of fiction's most popular romantic couples. Elizabeth Bennet, as the Jane Austen Society points out, is seen as "the world's sweetheart". The brooding Mr Darcy, however, did not fare well during the time of women's suffrage or second-wave feminism
The prevalence of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy
Jane Austen was born on December 16th 1775

Alison Larkin Presents
What welcome news on Jane Austen's Birthday…. Wendy Loveridge for Rakes and Rascals has given our newest release, Pride & Prejudice with Songs from Regency England, a glowing review:
“All I can say is WOW! This one-woman show is simply outstanding …
For pure spine tingling romance (with no important bits missed out), humour, wit, satyr and astute dialogue, the Alison Larkin audio version wins hands down…
There is a reason why Alison Larkin has been selected for the ambassadorship of Jane Austen’s work and, after you have listened to her, it will become abundantly clear why. Highly recommended.”…/wendys-favourites-…/
Today is the perfect day to download or send as a gift our newest, and everyone's favorite, Jane Austen tale! Celebrate her birthday with a $5 donation included in the purchase of ALL of our Jane Austen titles exclusively through this link:
The proceeds go to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, of which Alison Larkin has recently been named US Ambassador.


Everyman's Library
December 16, 2014 ·
Jane Austen was born in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England, on this day in 1775.
"She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning."
–Persuasion (1818)

British Council Romania
Born on this day in 1775, Jane Austen’s novels are rich in comedy, romance, wit and satire. What is your favourite Austen novel?
– via The British Library
Jane Austen – author of Pride and Prejudice
Find out more about her life and works at the British Library.

North Smithfield Public Library
Happy Birthday to famous author Jane Austen (1775-1817), one of the greatest English novelists in history. Although she completed just six novels during her career, she has left a lasting legacy on the world of English literature. Jane Austen's works have also appeared in many movie and television presentations!
Grab a cup of tea, get cozy and take a peek!
We have some selections here for you to check out!
Jane Austen Movies
Listing of movies and tv shows based on Jane Austen's works.

Friends of the Coppell Public Library
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
– Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), author and very harsh critic
Happy 241st birthday to Jane Austen! She might have issued some pretty harsh burns for people who don't enjoy reading and for those who show too much emotion in public, but we will always "admire and love" her!
Have you ever wondered if your life resembles an Austen novel? Have you ever been publicly embarrassed by your family, or have you ever "become exceedingly ashamed of what your conduct has been"?
Here are the Austen novels ranked, and NO, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE IS NOT #1:…/52054-the-jane-austen-nov…
Make haste for Cozby Library and Community Commons and check out Persuasion, Northanger Abby, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma today!
Are You In A Jane Austen Novel?
How to tell if you're currently in a Jane Austen novel.

Bas Bleu Bookseller
"From wit to women’s rights, romance to morals, there really is no denying Austen’s life and her literature’s power are still relevant well into the 21st century." Happy 241st birthday, Jane Austen!
Jane Austen: An influential woman
Author Claire Harman asks: Is Jane Austen the most influential woman of the past 200 years?

University of Wisconsin-Platteville English Program
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
Happy Birthday to English novelist Jane Austen! Follow the link below for an article from The Atlantic about her discussion about the pursuit of wealth.…/the-economics-of-jane-…/375486/

Robin Bridges
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever…I have loved none but you… For you alone, I think and plan.”
Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

Hera Hwang
1) Jane Austen’s life was saved by her cousin
2) Jane Austen had a little-known brother
3) Jane Austen was partial to a Bath bun
4) Jane had a seaside romance
5) Jane Austen was renowned for her manual dexterity
6) Jane Austen thought of her novels as children
7) Emma was dedicated to the Prince Regent, even though Jane Austen hated him
8) There is no mention on Jane Austen’s gravestone that she was an author
8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Jane Austen
Jane Austen, a parson’s daughter who grew up in quiet rural Hampshire in the 18th century, became a famous and much-loved English novelist. Now, a new book tells Jane’s story in the words

NYPL The New York Public Library
Happy birthday, Jane Austen! Her witty and insightful writing gave us some truly wonderful characters and lines – can you tell which Bennet said each other these lines in Pride and Prejudice?
Pride & Prejudice: Which Bennet Said It? Quiz
Show off your Jane Austen knowledge: tell us which Bennet said each of the following quotes. Then prepare your dance moves for the Netherfield Ball.

Jane Odiwe ‏@JaneOdiwe
Happy 16th December! Jane Austen's birthday-thank you dearest Jane for giving me so much pleasure! x

Jane Austen ‏@janeaustenlit
"We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy, and a future companion. She is to be Jenny" George Austen, 17 Dec 1775

Austen Detectives ‏@JADetectives
Happy Birthday dearest Jane, your legacy lives on in our hearts #JaneAusten #JaneAustenbirthday

Jane Austen Festival ‏@JAFestBath
Happy birthday to Jane Austen, born on the 16th of December 1775, and to anyone who shares a birthday with her!

Jane Austen Info ‏@JaneAustenInfo
Jane Austen lost her friend Anne Lefroy ( …) on her birthday & wrote a poem as a tribute to her

Jane Austen ‏@JaneAustenLIVES
On this day in 1775 our beloved Jane Austen began a life that would change the world over. We love you Jane ~ The Staff of Jane Austen LIVES

Deborah Yaffe ‏@DeborahYaffe
Another year, another birthday for #JaneAusten. She's immortal, and also 241 years old today.

ChawtonHouseLibrary ‏@ChawtonHouse
Happy 241st Birthday to Jane Austen. Here, a Finnish translation of her novel Emma, looking suitably attired for the season. #Austen

salondetejaneausten ‏@SalonJaneAusten
Jane Austen Quotes On Her Birthday: Sayings From The 'Pride And … – International Business Times

Lynn Shepherd ‏@Lynn_Shepherd
For Jane Austen's birthday, #OTD 1775, "How do you solve a problem like Fanny Price?"

CS Literary Jewelry ‏@CSLJewelry
Happy birthday to #JaneAusten, who was born #OTD in 1775! Visit my #Etsy shop for Jane Austen #gifts – #FridayReads

W&J English Dept ‏@WJEnglishDept
It is a truth universally acknowledged that December 16 is Jane Austen's birthday. #JaneAusten

Alicia Kerfoot ‏@alicialkerfoot
Excited to be celebrating Jane Austen's birthday today with JASNA CWNY! – at Chatterbox Club

Calderdale Museums ‏@CalderdaleM
Happy #JaneAustenDay at time of Jane writing #Halifax may have looked like this -'North-West View of Halifax' by Nathan Fielding 1747–c.1814

Linda Troost ‏@LVTroost
Delighted to celebrate Austen's birthday with an article on in the latest Persuasions Online #janeausten

Maia John Retweeted
TheUniofNorthampton ‏@UniNorthants
History Lecturer @historymatt has written a great piece for #JaneAustenDay. Well worth the read. #UNandYou #History

Maia John Retweeted
Packs & Cards ‏@PacksAndCards
Born #onthisday 1775, #JaneAusten is commemorated on these @RoyalMail 1975 stamp postcards #JaneAustenDay #MrDarcy

Jane Austen Club ‏@JaneAusten_Club
Happy Birthday #JaneAusten! Thanks for bringing together "the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation"

Visit Winchester ‏@King_Alf
241 years ago today #JaneAusten was born – visit #hampshire & explore #Austen's life & work @JAusten200 #rainjane

Emily Hill
‏@EHillPublishing Emily Hill Retweeted The British Library
Can not wait to go and see this in the New Year! #Austen #Literature
The British Library
Born #otd in 1775, #JaneAusten is the star of an upcoming display opening 10 Jan 2017 in #BLTreasures. Here's a peek at some of the items.

Penguin India ‏@PenguinIndia
We tend to forget, #Darcy isn't the only #Austen hero.Introducing #TheMissedMisters!
Loyal & kind, Edmund epitomizes the classic Austen man

Katerina Breuer ‏@Kia0077
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." Jane #Austen born on this day 1775.

The History Press ‏@TheHistoryPress
I wonder if Mrs #Austen served up any of her famous #Christmas pudding for Jane's birthday?#Georgian recipe in rhyme

BBC History Magazine ‏@HistoryExtra
In letters to her sister, Jane #Austen described Pride and Prejudice as her “darling child"

Jane Austen 200 ‏@JAusten200
Happy 241st Birthday to the wonderful #JaneAusten. We cant wait to commemorate her life & work in Hampshire in 2017

RSL ‏@RSLiterature
'…for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.'
Jane Austen #bornonthisday in 1775.

Fnac Libros ‏@Fnac_Libros 8h8 hours ago
#TalDiaComoHoy en 1775 nacía #JaneAusten. Lo celebramos con esta selección de su obra en @Albaeditorial

Caro Martinez ‏@caro_2104
A 241 años de su nacimiento su legado permanece inmortal en sus obras. ¡Viva la vida y obra de #JaneAusten !

Curtis Sittenfeld ‏@csittenfeld
Though in fairness to Jane Austen's mom, Pride & Prejudice IS better than Mansfield Park and Fanny IS insipid:

Penguin Classics ‏@PenguinClassics
Celebrate Jane Austen's birthday today with an Austen-themed sampler! Details:

The London Library ‏@TheLondonLib
“How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!” Quite!! Celebrating #JaneAusten, literary icon, born #Onthisday 1775!

Jane Austen Centre ‏@JaneAustenBath
Happy Birthday Jane Austen! #JaneAustenDay #HappyBirthday

Oxford Classics ‏@OWC_Oxford
"Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure."
Happy birthday to Jane Austen, born #OnThisDay 1775!

Christina Angel Boyd
It's JaneAusten's birthday. "Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope for a cure." (Mary Crawford, my favorite Austen anti-hero.)
Thinking of myself on this one😉🎂🎉

Marilyn Brant ‏@marilynbrant
Holiday Wishes & Heartfelt Thanks to @pamalaknight, @Maia_E_J & @AusteninBoston for RTing about my #JaneAusten Birthday post! Appreciate it!

Meredith Esparza ‏@Austenesque
Happy 241st Birthday, Jane Austen + TRIPLE GIVEAWAY!!! … on @bloglovin

Jenna Sauber ‏@cajunjen
Happy birthday, Jane Austen! Thank you for writing witty, real stories on love, friendship, and family that endure the test of time.

Maria Grazia ‏@SMaryG
The latest The Everything Austen Daily! … Thanks to @saket71 @TriendBot @StagSchool #janeausten #onthisday



  1. Happy Birthday, Jane Austen, indeed! Nice compilation.

    • Thank you Sophia for your kind comment and for stopping by!!! Cheers and happy holidays!!!


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