Posted by: rearadmiral | February 3, 2017

2/3 Super Jane…to Mansfield and beyond!!

“Her niece Anna recalled in later years that Jane loved the country, and her delight in natural scenery was such that she would sometimes say she thought it must form one of the joys of heaven. This first-hand knowledge of country life underpins her writings and gives the time-frame against which she constructs her plots; she was not only a clergyman’s daughter, but a farmer’s daughter as well…..” -pg 8 Deirdre Le Faye “Jane Austen’s Country Life”
Photo…..Image of field with sheep, Chawton House, Tony Grant(he has a great blog London Calling)

These have been making the rounds, so I’m sharing them too. Far too grim for me…..…/illustrating-jane-austens-man…

Illustrating Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park – in pictures
Here are the 23 competition finalists in the running to illustrate the Folio Society’s new edition of the classic story of Fanny Price

“On 2 February there was the Feast of Candlemas, when lights and candles were blessed; lengthening of the days became apparent, and towards the end of the month it would be possible to dine without candles, an event which good housewives might note in their pocketbooks, since candles, especially good quality wax ones, were expensive items in the domestic budget. Dining by natural light at this time of the year was in fact not so unlikely as it sounds, since at this period dinner, especially in the country, was taken very much earlier in the mid-afternoon – in 1798, when Cassandra was away staying at Godmersham, Jane wrote to her: ‘We dine now at half after Three, & have done dinner I suppose before you begin….’ ” -pg 78-79 Deirdre Le Faye “Jane Austen’s Country Life: Uncovering the rural backdrop to her life, her letters and her novels”

“The critic Nicholas Dames proposes that Fanny’s room of her own may be understood as a kind of memory theater: the memory staged within its walls, he says, is that particularly modern, strangely forgetful form of memory that the later nineteenth century would call nostalgia.” -pg 4 Deidre Shauna Lynch “Jane Austen Mansfield Park: An Annotated Edition Edited by Deidra Shauna Lynch”

Jane Odiwe on Twitter
“200 years of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.”

I think MP 1983 is faithful. Captivating? -Kirk

Austentatious Library
February 1 at 10:13am ·
This is sweet💖
#Mansfield_Park #Austentatious_library #Jane_Austen #Fake_Trailer

Mansfield Park Fake Trailer
In my opinion, there hasn’t yet been a completely faithful and captivating adaptation of Mansfield Park. This is what I would (ideally) like it to be like. I…

….the fact that when Mary Crawford was in the room, she was the central point of interest and animation, and that, in addition to her natural powers, she had the air of sophistication and fashion which made her seem as of another world in the eyes of her friends and relations in the country.” pg 265 Elizabeth Jenkins “Jane Austen”

Interesting quick review…..…/review-lady-susa…/

Review: Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself and her daughter and is not afraid to use all her guile to achieve it. About the Book Lady Susan is a short epis…

Maria has been very good to AiB and to me personally!(lol, Rita from All Things has been too) -Kirk

All Things Jane Austen
January 30 at 3:08pm ·
Maria Grazia Spila, Italian Janeite and blogger extraordinaire from My Jane Austen Book Club needs our help. Check it out! It’s a great project. Please spread the word!

Helping a Janeite Spread the Love for Reading
Visit the post for more.

“Throughout Jane Austen’s fiction, estates function not only as the settings of action but as indexes to the character and social responsibility of their owners. Thus in Pride and Prejudice the aesthetic good sense that is evident in the landscape of Pemberley(“neither formal, nor falsely adorned” [245]) permits the reader (and Elizabeth) to infer the fundamental worth of Darcy’s social and ethical character, while in Emma Donwell Abbey, with its “suitable, becoming, characteristic situation” (358), is the appropriate expression of Knightley’s firm sense of stewardship…..Landscape improvements, too, figure incidentally in all the novels, but it is in Mansfield Park that Jane Austen chooses to make them a recurring motif and, in so doing, to suggest an attitude to the process of social change that is central to all her fiction.” -pgs38-39 Alistair M. Duckworth “The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen’s Novels”

Found via @Jane Austen is totally my religion!

“Brown had the uncanny ability to transform the countryside, and yet leave no mark of his presence upon it, and in consequence….such ‘was the effect of his genius that when he was the happiest man, he will be least remembered; so closely did he copy nature that his works will be mistaken.’ That sense of magic and mystery persists as we try to understand Brown today.” -pg 14 John Phibbs “Capability Brown: Designing the England Landscape”

pg 187 “…Caroline had found Demelza and was telling her gleefully of a splendid new novel she had just read called Pride and Prejudice, the author was anonymous, but such was its comic insight that Caroline was not surprised to discover it had been written ‘by a lady’. ”

Jane Austen wedding inspiration via Wedding Sparrow blog

“The humor of Emma is implicit in every turn of the work; and it has not only excellent comic characters such as the Eltons and Harriet Smith, but it is decorated, in the persons of Mr Woodhouse and Miss Bates, with two of the masterpieces of English comedy”. pg 199 Elizabeth Jenkins “Jane Austen”

Interesting Facts about Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen Detectives
January 22 at 1:22pm ·
#JaneAusten’s #DesertIslandDiscs a copy of her #music sheet of Dibdins “The Soldiers Adieu” #composers


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