Posted by: rearadmiral | August 27, 2018

8/26 One Month in Review….…/the-beau…/

The Beautiful Tragedy of Jane Austen’s Final Novel
While it is a truth universally acknowledged that a novel written by Jane Austen is a beautiful work worthy of the highest devotion, another lesser known truth is that an incomplete Austen novel is…

Samuel Keele is at Mansfield Park.

I’ve just realized that Mrs Allen in Northanger Abbey (Sylvestra Le Touzel) is also Fanny Price in 1983 Mansfield Park. I shall now go and watch Mansfield Park from 1983. Has anyone seen it?…/musings-on-moving…/

Musings on Moving and Jane Austen
Inquiring readers, Many of you have noticed my absence for a long time. If it weren’t for the efforts of Rachel Dodge and Tony Grant, this blog would have remained silent for most of the previous t……/considering-the-secret-of-nor…/

Considering the Secret of Northanger Abbey
Although I’m not hosting Austen in August this year, I did want to dip my toes into something Austen-related, at least. Old habits die heard!…

Anne Elliot wants you to have some cake! Happy Bday Anne!

From Lost Opinions:
1. Anne Elliot
Another who puts other’s needs before her own, hiding her frustration and disappointment (echoes of Elinor), yet finding the strength to remain constant – and then that little spark of defiance when she challenges Captain Harville’s accusation regarding the fickleness of women:
“Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.”
Which she follows with the words that trigger Captain Wentworth’s letter:
“All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.”
But really I can’t put my finger on why I like her most. I suspect it’s simply the idea that the “ordinary” and unobtrusive protagonist is entitled to a happy ending, too. Hope for us all, even if we don’t have Elizabeth’s spirit or Darcy’s brooding vulnerability.
What do you think?

Happy Bday Anne Elliot!!!!

Happy Bday Anne Elliot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne Elliot – Wikipedia
Anne Elliot was persuaded, when she was 19, to break off her engagement with Frederick Wentworth, a promising young lieutenant in the Royal Navy but a commoner without fortune, and she has never married. Lonely, unloved by a stuck-up and pretentious father and older sister, little considered by a fa…

A very interesting story! I urge you to check his page and books.

Happy Bday to Romola Garai and her 1m facial expressions…best Emma ever!!!!…/


Eight Years!

Found via JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho……/172165-jane-austen-fans-take-note-…

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The Summer To-Do List For Every Jane Austen Fan
Summer is the perfect time to indulge in Jane Austen novels. To be fair, I would also say that they’re perfect to read in autumn, spring, and winter, because I’m a huge Austen nerd. What can I say? There’s never a wrong time of year to read her hilar…

Found via Cork Janeites:

We Are Still Learning Things About Jane Austen

Margaret C. Sullivan
July 27 at 3:01 PM ·
Not one but two modern-set film adaptations/fanfic based on/inspired by Persuasion are in progress. Now, we want to be clear about our opinion of filming fanfic: This is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, Clueless is fan fiction, right? As are Bride and Prejudice and The Jane Austen Book Club, both of which we love. (Seriously, how h*cking adorable is Hugh Dancy in TJABC? [ 875 more words ]…/filming-fan-fiction-persuasion-edi…/…/

Jane Austen’s Zest
mid-July 14: When the Gooseberries are ripe I shall sit upon my Bench, eat them & think of you, tho I can to that without the assistance of ripe gooseberries; indeed my dear Anna, ther is nobody I think of oftener, very few I love better.

Found via My Jane Austen Book Club:…/jane-austen-bath-and-music/

Looks like Mr Bennet!

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared a post.

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho is feeling excited.
July 24 ·
‘This month a graduate student working in the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle came across a previously unknown 1811 bill of sale from a London bookseller, charging the Prince Regent 15 shillings for a copy of “Sense and Sensibility,” Austen’s first novel. Oddly, the transaction took place two days before the book’s first public advertisement — making it what scholars believe to be the first documented sale of an Austen book.’

Oh my goodness. 😯…/bo…/jane-austen-prince-regent.html

Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
I’m afraid I sometimes over-do my enthusiasm for Jane Austen and her legion of followers.
Janeites Rule!
Let your Jane Austen Freak Flag fly!…/a.10561464511…/1197517437056054/…


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