Posted by: rearadmiral | September 19, 2018

9/19 Week in review….

Found via Willow and Thatch FB page:
“…..Included in Volume the First, The Beautifull Cassandra: A Novel in Twelve Chapters, written when Austen was twelve, is among the most brilliant and polished of these youthful “novels.” Dedicated to Austen’s sister Cassandra, The Beautifull Cassandra is the only one of Austen’s works with a heroine of this name. We have no direct knowledge of any inside jokes connecting Cassandra Austen to her fictional namesake, but the shared name alone might account for the affection and indulgence with which Austen treats this exceptional heroine, who walks through London much as the two sisters may have during their 1788 visit to that city. Nowadays, we would probably classify The Beautifull Cassandra as a tale, sketch, or novella, but Austen’s own choice of “novel” says a lot about her sense of humor, to be sure, and also about her ambition…..”…/the-novel-jane-austen-wr…/…

Go Behind The Scenes of Emma….…

Check out this great listen on This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Dow…..…/a.65977749080…/1731415183637458/…
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Found via Wendy Wallis’ post on the BBC 2004-North and South-Elizabeth Gaskell page….…/the-unjustly-overlooked-victori…

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The Unjustly Overlooked Victorian Novelist Elizabeth Gaskell
Unlike her contemporaries George Eliot and the Brontë sisters, Gaskell was fiercely and explicitly concerned with the political issues of the present.…/born-to-an-extraordinar…/…

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Born to an Extraordinary Fate: Sense and Sensibility Turns 200
October 30 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility — and thus our enduring love affair with Jane Austen. Drafting a manuscript called Elinor and Marianne around 1795, Austen returned to it at some point in the next decade and completed the version we know now in 1810. At …

1981 Sense and Sensibility! Not as worthy as 1995 or 2008 but with it’s own charms and unique positive spin on the story.
Two reviews below:…/sense-and-sensibility-1981-a…/amp/…/adapted-austen-sense-a…

“How many books did Jane Austen write?”

Not enough, friend, not enough.

And there is always room for more adaptations!


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