Posted by: rearadmiral | September 9, 2018

9/9 To Maine and beyond week in review

All attendees yesterday enjoyed this energetic performance!
From Jane Austen Society of North America-Maine:
“Miss Austen at Home” performed by Laura Rocklyn
Miss Austen at Home: The year is 1815, and Jane Austen has just returned from a visit to The Prince Regent’sLondon residence. The honor of this invitation prompts her to reminisce about the events that led the daughter of a country clergyman to a position of such prestige. She shares her thoughts and feelings about her novels and how their publication changed her life forever.
About our presenter:
Laura Rocklyn has been bringing historical characters to life throughout her career, both as a performer and a writer. One of her plays, Emma is Presented in Washington City, was performed at the DC AGM in 2016.
She has acted at theaters across the country, including the Folger Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare, Arena Stage, Richmond Shakespeare Festival and Round House Theatre.
Currently based in Washington, DC, she is an acting company member and teaching artist at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and a resident company member and dramaturge with Annapolis Shakespeare Company.
Laura received her BA in Theatre and English Literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.”

Found via Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is at Barton Cottage.
Hobart, TAS, Australia · tag Edward Ferrars, 3 others
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect…

From Loving any aspect of history in any post:
Regency Saturdays:
Two muslin gowns from 1800.
Maybe too light for the winter months but very elegant. The first one with netted muslin looks more for an afternoon tea or to be worn in a more informal occasion. The other one is a ball gown, that is why it is so refined and maybe the muslin is of a better quality.

Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:…

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Jane Austen provided the romantic comedy some Sense And Sensibility
With the rom-com officially back in vogue thanks to summer hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix’s Set It Up, it’s hard not to think back on the genre’s most recent heyday, the 1990s. The era of Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, and Nora Ephron defined our modern idea of what a rom-com looks and feel…

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 2, 2018

9/2 Labor Day Week in Review

Team Jane Bennet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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/…

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 23, 2018

7/23 Week in review

“helen warlow‏ @HWarlow
Marianne (from sense and sensibility) by American Contemporary artist Kelley Bean. Love the butterflies.”

I have collected a “few” comments about Jane Austen’s passing on 7/18/1817.

Gore Place
July 17
Gore Place is a country estate designed by Rebecca Gore and built in 1806. It had 1 🚿, 3 🚽, 1🛁, 2 🛏, 2 front 🚪, and only 2 👱🏼👩🏻 occupants. Now we’re a 🏛 and a 🏞 with 🐑 and 🐔. #WorldEmojiDay

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 18, 2018


My Jane Austen Book Club

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me” ~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Today marks the 201st anniversary of Jane Austen’s death (18 July 1817)

Remembering Jane Austen on her death anniversary.

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

Jane Austen lost in France

Il y a 201 ans aujourd’hui… disparaissait Jane Austen à l’âge de 41 ans… 😓

Smithsonian Magazine

Jane Austen sadly died on this day in 1817–leaving behind a legacy of six game-changing novels.

Five Things to Know About Bath, Jane Austen’s Home and Inspiration
Two hundred years after her death, Bath hasn’t forgotten about Jane Austen

Ariadne Iris

Jane Austen died in the arms of her sister Cassandra on July 18, 1817, aged just 41
March of 1817 saw Jane Austen’s health decline rapidly and she was forced to abandon her current work of Sanditon, after completing twelve chapters. It is thought she had Addison’s disease.
On April 27th Jane wrote out her will and then on May 24th moved with Cassandra to Winchester, to be near her physician. It was in Winchester where she died, in the arms of her sister, on Friday, July 18, 1817, at the age of only 41. Her last words were, “I want nothing but death.”
Only four people – the Rev Thomas Watkins and three Austen brothers – attended her funeral. It was held in the early morning before the cathedral’s service began.
The one page of Jane’s will left all her possession to her sister Cassandra and £50 to her brother Henry. The will was proved in London on September 10, 1817, at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Jane having died in July. Her total assets were valued at £800.
When Jane died she was practically unknown in the literary world and her tombstone doesn’t even mention she was a writer. She only really became well known after JE Austin Leigh’s memoir in 1870 of her after which the Jane Austen cult began to develop.

BBC History Magazine
Jane Austen died on this day in 1817…

‎Sarah Pesce‎ to Jane Austen Read Along
Let’s give it up for our beloved Jane, who died on this day 201 years ago. Blessed be her shade.

Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is in Chawton.
Gone too soon!
Liveliest effusions of wit and humour…

Jane Austen died 201 years ago today, and we’re still celebrating her life!

19 Memes Only True ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Fans Would Understand
We’re still waiting for our Darcy.

New York Daily News
Remembering the incomparable Jane Austen on the anniversary of her death.

All Things Jane Austen
July 18, 2017
Today the whole world celebrate Jane Austen with all sorts of events and articles. It’s bittersweet. I am both happy and sad. Wonderful events will take place around the world but especially in England. I will share with you everything I find noteworthy as the events unfold and I receive pictures from all over to share with you. However, I would like you to join me in a quiet moment to remember this sad day in Winchester, 200 years ago today.

Jane Austen’s Resting Place
Winchester Cathedral – Jane Austen’s Final Resting Place

History Bombs shared a video.

Jane Austen died 201 years ago today, but her potent flows are still echoing! #janeausten #janeaustenanniversary #historybombs #herstory

Jane Austen died on this day, July 18, 1817. We kinda love her at Echo-Lit.

Deborah Barnum shared a post.
Taken too early – think of the books that were never written…

Literary Emporium
“My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice 💪🙅
Today marks the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death in 1817 and 201 years later her words are still as inspiring as ever ❤️

La Cause Littéraire
18 juillet 1817, mort de Jane AUSTEN, l’une des plus grandes femmes de lettres anglaises de tous les temps. Son œuvre romanesque constitue un sommet dans la finesse de l’analyse psychologique et dans la profondeur des personnages. Son réalisme, son humour, son style étincelant en font un plaisir indémodable pour ses millions de lecteurs.
Lire, relire : Le cœur et la raison, Orgueil et préjugé, le parc Mansfield, Persuasion …
« – Arrivez ici, mademoiselle, lui cria son père dès qu’elle parut. Je vous ai envoyé chercher pour une affaire d’importance. Mr Collins, me dit-on, vous aurait demandée en mariage. Est-ce exact ?
– Très exact, répondit Elizabeth.
– Vous avez repoussé cette demande ?
– Oui, mon père.
– Fort bien. Votre mère insiste pour que vous l’acceptiez. C’est bien cela, Mrs Bennet ?
– Parfaitement ; si elle s’obstine dans son refus, je ne la reverrai de ma vie.
– Ma pauvre enfant, vous voilà dans une cruelle alternative. A partir de ce jour, vous allez devenir étrangère à l’un de nous deux. Votre mère refuse de vous revoir si vous n’épousez pas Mr Collins, et je vous défends de reparaître devant moi si vous l’épousez. »
Orgueil et préjugés (Pride and Prejudice 1813). Traduction Pierre Goubert

Archbishop Marsh’s Library
Jane Austen died today 1817 at the age of 41. Is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ her best-loved work??

Jane Austen is my #Homegirl
Today Jane Austen 😪 died {July 18, 1817} May I recommend watching 📺Becoming Jane and
🎬 Miss Austen’s Regrets to honor her life and Legacy

Susannah Fullerton
Jane Austen’s novels are so readable in part because she wasn’t an ordinary kind of novelist.

Angeline Fortin shared a post.
Never forgotten

Smithsonian Magazine
Jane Austen sadly died on this day in 1817–leaving behind a legacy of six game-changing novels.

Dan Snow’s HistoryHit
#OnThisDay in 1817, Jane Austen died at the age of 41. In commemoration on HistoryHit TV we have Lucy Worsley (@lucy_worsley) exploring the mystery of the tragically early death of the author of Sense & Sensibility. Watch today.

The British Library
‘I am half agony, half hope.’
Did you know Jane Austen originally wrote a different ending to Persuasion? Completed on 18 July 1816, by 6 August Austen had become dissatisfied and rewritten the chapters; the revised ending is the one that was published in the first edition of the novel in 1818.
Take a look at the chapters – the only surviving manuscript pages of any novel by Austen – on our website:
You can see more Austen #BLTreasures in our gallery, free and open daily.

Carrie Turansky
Jane Austen died on this day in Winchester, England, in1817. She was just 41 years old. She left behind a legacy of wonderful novels that examined British society In the late 18th and early 19th century, and which still enchant readers today. Her works have also been adapted to the screen. Which Austen-inspired movie is your favorite?

Un tè con Jane Austen
#JaneAusten #18luglio #InfinitiesOfLove

The Folio Society
Jane Austen died on this day in 1817. She produced some of the most well-known and best-loved literature in history – from Pride and Prejudice to Persuasion, the latter being published posthumously.
Our beautiful editions are each bound in gold cloth, with separate illustrators and introducers. Their slipcases feature a quote from each book.
View our Jane Austen series:
Dziś 201 rocznica śmierci Jane Austen. Kto wie, z której książki pochodzi ten cytat? 😇 Które powieści autorki lubicie najbardziej? 😊 Napiszcie w komentarzach 👇
Today is the 201th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Who knows which book this quote comes from? 😇 which novels do you like most?

Libreria Logos
Jane Austen murió en winchester, Hampshire, Inglaterra en este día en 1817 ( 41 años).
” mi querida Alicia, de qué error fuiste culpable al casarte con un hombre de su edad! Lo suficientemente viejo como para ser formal, ingobernable, y para tener la gota; demasiado viejo para ser agradable, demasiado joven para morir.”
– de lady Susan (1794)
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Original Sindy was eating pie.
“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” ~Jane Austen, gone this day in 1817.
I couldn’t agree more, Miss Austen. Especially pies made from the sweetness apples of Eden 🍎🍏🥧

Indian Express
One of the most celebrated authors of all times, Jane Austen’s enduring fame remains unparalleled, even to this day

On Jane Austen’s death anniversary, here are 10 quotes by the author on love and life
One of the most celebrated authors of all times, Jane Austen’s enduring fame remains unparalleled, even to this day. Born on December 16, 1775, her novels reflected the position of women at that time in the society. On her birth anniversary, here are 10 quotes from her novels.

CLC idiomas
Hoy es el 201 aniversario de la muerte de Jane Austen, autora de obras tan conocidas como “Pride & Prejudice” o “Sense and Sensibility” (cuya lectura en inglés os recomendamos 😉). Una mujer adelantada a su tiempo con una vida muy interesante… ¿Queréis conocerla?

Muy Interesante
La novelista Jane Austen murió el 18 de julio de 1817

Xarxa de Biblioteques Municipals de la Diputació de Barcelona

I la CAMPIONA 🏆 del #MundialLiterari és…J A N E A U S T E N !!!
Moltes gràcies a totes i tots per participar 💘#janeausten #bibliotequesxbm #thuglife

Linda Nicholson Freeman
Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817, and is buried in the floor of Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England. Here is an article about William Walker, the diver who in the early 1900’s saved the cathedral from collapsing:

William Walker: The diver who saved the Cathedral – Winchester Cathedral
When huge cracks started to appear in the early 1900s, the Cathedral seemed in danger of complete collapse. Early efforts to underpin its…

Here are my thoughts…..

Christina Angel Boyd shared a post.
Sharing this photo album with all of you. Thank you for being such an amazing part of my life. ❤️🎩 On this day, 201 years ago, Jane Austen died, leaving behind six complete novels for all eternity. Her words have touched my soul in more ways than any body of work has, and the friendships and connections I have made in the Austen fandom have made my life more colorful, blessed, inspired.

Jane in Cleveland
‏ @jasnaonc

Jane in Cleveland Retweeted ChawtonHouse
Remembering #JaneAusten OTD by rereading this lovely tribute poem by @gdow12Jane in Cleveland added,

Read Gillian Dow’s Rudyard Kipling inspired poem on #JaneAusten, which ended her plenary talk at #jasnaagm2017

Jane Austen

Today is the 201st anniversary of the death of the wonderful Jane Austen, who died on 18 July 1817 in Winchester. She was only 41. Just imagine all the amazing novels that died with her! ❤️

Laurel Ann Nattress

“She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow.” – Cassandra Austen – reminiscing on the life of her sister Jane who died #OTD in 1817. Buried at @WinCathedral #GreatWriters @19thCenturyWriters #GloriousGeorgians #VOTEPridePrej

Cristy Hulsz
It’s been 201 years of Jane’s departure, but I see it as 201 years of celebrating and thanking her for her wonderful characters, her braveness and how she changed our lives. ❤

Dr Anna Mercer
‏ @annamercer_
As Jane Austen died 201 years today – it seems apt to share this fascinating report by Hannah Moss on her research @ChawtonHouse (supported by a BARS Stephen Copley Award). New post on the @BARS_official blog:

Visit Hampshire
#OTD 201 years ago #JaneAusten died in the city of Winchester. Find out about Jane's life in Hampshire and the Jane Austen attractions you can visit here – …. 🖊️📚

‏ @PasquaAllegrini
"My favourite writer is #JaneAusten, and I've read all her books so many times I've lost count … I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen. "

J.K. Rowling, 2003

Jane Ellen
#JaneAusten 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 died 201 years ago today aged just 41. I visited College Street last Saturday where she died and also her grave to pay my respects on this anniversary. 🧡

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho shared a post — reading Jane Austen.
On this day, 201 years ago, Jane Austen passed away. We are so thankful that she lived and left us such beautiful novels.
How are you remembering Jane today?

The London Library
"I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow".
Cassandra Austen laments the death of her sister #JaneAusten, who died #OTD 1817.

‏ @PasquaAllegrini
Today is the 201st anniversary of #JaneAusten's death. She died in Winchester on 18 July 1817. She was only 41.

"Jane Austen, of course, wise in her neatness, trim in her sedateness; she never fails, but there are few or none like her."
Edith Wharton,

Penguin Classics UK
'There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me' Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Today marks the anniversary of Jane Austen's death in 1817

Dr Gillian Dow and Dr Kim Simpson liked

On this day 201 years ago Jane Austen passed away, so today we're celebrating her life. Discover the fascinating story of author Jane Austen with this course:
What's your favourite Jane Austen novel?📚📖

Aidan Norrie

#otd in 1817, Jane Austen, England's greatest novelist, died. I can't overstate the impact her works, and their modern and popular adaptations, have had on me. Pride & Prejudice got me through some very dark days in my teens, and I love popping in on her whenever I'm at the NPG.

Andrew Bentley

201 years to the day we lost a special lady. As a mark of respect I have lowered our flag at her brother’s house to half mast….

Salon de Té Jane Austen
‏ @SalonJaneAusten
Buenos días a todos.
Hoy 201 años del fallecimiento de Austen…
La vida es breve, así que aprovechad y leed buenos libros 😉😘


Today marks 201 years since Jane Austen's death, and her legacy is still very much alive today. On 2 Nov @AustenImpro will be bringing a bit of Austen and Regency to The REP in their original and "terrifically funny" improvised comedy, Austentatious!

History Heroes

'The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid' Oh, Jane Austen, who died today in 1817, how much do we love you and agree with you? ! Yet another amazing…Woman in History #women #OTD

Bank of England Museum

Author Jane Austen, whose portrait appears on the current £10 banknote, died #OTD 1817. She was chosen to appear on the note because her novels have universal appeal. Her stories speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published.

Margaret C. Sullivan
July 18, 2017 "I hope I do not break your heart" Cassandra writes to Fanny. #Austen200
“I hope I do not break your heart”

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 16, 2018

7/16 Week in review

When Winchester Races-a poem for St Swithin’s Day
“Which brings us to Jane Austen’s poem about this day. She wrote it on the morning of Tuesday 15th July 1817, two days before she died on 18th July. Here it is:
When Winchester races
When Winchester races first took their beginning
It is said the good people forgot their old Saint
Not applying at all for the leave of Saint Swithin
And that William of Wykeham’s approval was faint.
The races however were fixed and determined
The company came and the Weather was charming
The Lords and the Ladies were satine’d and ermined
And nobody saw any future alarming.–
But when the old Saint was informed of these doings
He made but one Spring from his Shrine to the Roof
Of the Palace which now lies so sadly in ruins
And then he addressed them all standing aloof.
‘Oh! subjects rebellious! Oh Venta depraved
When once we are buried you think we are gone
But behold me immortal! By vice you’re enslaved
You have sinned and must suffer, ten farther he said
These races and revels and dissolute measures
With which you’re debasing a neighboring Plain
Let them stand–You shall meet with your curse in your pleasures
Set off for your course, I’ll pursue with my rain.
Ye cannot but know my command o’er July
Henceforward I’ll triumph in shewing my powers
Shift your race as you will it shall never be dry
The curse upon Venta is July in showers–‘. ”

“Equally it has to be remembered that Jane Austen as narrator employed a number of different ‘voices’ in her novels. When she is expressing the views of the hero or heroine and when her own is a matter for the historian’s judgement.”
-xii “Jane Austen and the Clergy” by Irene Collins The Hambledon Press 1993 London
4.0 Regency Teacups

Faints….although filming isn’t supposed to start until Spring 2019…grrrrrr!!!!!!…/jane-austens-unfinished-final-novel-…/

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Jane Austen’s Sanditon Comes to MASTERPIECE on PBS
Find out about the new drama based on Jane Austen’s final manuscript, being adapted by Andrew Davies (War and Peace), and coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 9, 2018

7/9 Post 4th Week in Review

Found via Caroline Jane Knight:

Found via JASNA-NY:

A (rare?) case of where analysis does not ruin the beauty of the letter in question.
Such a Letter

A conversation about the Modern Austen Project popped up in the Jane Austen Picture Wall site a couple of days ago. A shout out to Curtis Sittenfeld for taking chances(i.e. moving the story to the US etc). While I didn’t love all the changes, it was interesting…which I can’t say for at least two of the other Modern Austen books.

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 1, 2018

7/1 A few weeks in review

Jane Austen July TBR
In which I tell you about what I’ll be reading in #janeaustenjuly… My announcement video:…

Take Jane to the Seaside! Found via Austen Travel.…/thinking-about-austens-writing-o…/

Thinking About Austen’s Writing of Persuasion
Many years ago, when I taught my very first English literature class and I put Pride and Prejudice on the syllabus, I was absolutely delighted to discover a collection of essays called Approaches t…

love love love this series! I think I’ve read all but one twice. Lol…and not just because my name appears on a short review of one of them!…/interview-giveaway-with-the…

Interview + Giveaway with the Holidays with Jane Authors!!! – Austenesque Reviews
Happy Wednesday, friends!!! As you may already be already be unquestionably aware, I am a…

Found via Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is with Jane Austen and Jane Austen at Jane Austen Evening.
“It is very true,” said Marianne, “that admiration of landscape scenery is become a mere jargon. Everybody pretends to feel and tries to describe with the taste and elegance of him who first defined what picturesque beauty was. I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning.”…/a.15764592959…/2164320817121132/…
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What if I told you her novels are sarcastic, satirical, AND romantic? That they can be all of those things? Stop trying to distance Austen from the romance genre to justify your appreciation of her work. It’s very telling.
— Ally⚓🌈 (@inaneenglish).
AiB: “As Cassandra wrote in the margins of Persuasion…
‘Dear dear Jane! This deserves to be written in letters of gold.’ ” Found via….…/the-death-of-a-fi…/

Samuel Keele shared a link to the group: Jane Austen Fan Club.
June 20 at 7:11 PM
Man discovers Jane Austen isn’t just a Harlequin romance author, and mansplains this to us, the deluded women readers.

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A comedy writer tweeted about Jane Austen. It revealed a big flaw in publishing.
She nailed social commentary, but her novels also featured romance. That’s not a bad thing.

Posted by: rearadmiral | June 12, 2018

6/12 June Jane continues……/a.88904510448…/1852692994790920/…

While I’ve seen the Golden Globe Award speech ‘thousands” of times, I hadn’t seen this one found at the Jane Austen Fan Club page.

Emma Thompson winning an Oscar® for “Sense and Sensibility”
Anthony Hopkins presenting Emma Thompson with the Oscar® for Writing (Screenplay Based on…

Sunday was another spectacular day in Burlington, VT…with JASNA-VT (thanks to Deborah Barnum, Peter Sabor, Heather B. et al) and then 1hr 20 min bike ride thanks to Local Motion. While waiting for the (very late grrrr)bus in the morning, I noticed someone had the P&P bag!

Posted by: rearadmiral | June 5, 2018

6/5 June Jane week in review…

Fran N shared a link at the Jane Austen Fan Club:
This excellente video gives us some of the probable answer why Mansfield Park ends that way… Jane Austen at that time, 38 years old lived with her mother both entirely dependent on her brother’s ( God bless him ) charity.. So, even if her novels couldn’t give her a enough for a leaving, she had to try, and so finished the novel according to an acceptable task… So, the end is lighter than the core of the novel… To help her character having a different ending would have been to develop them longer, to make them real… Which, was probably impossible…
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (1814). Dr Mary Breen, University College Cork.
This month the TV 3 Book Club celebrates the two-hundredth anniversary of first publication of Jane…

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (1814). Dr Mary Breen, University College Cork.
This month the TV 3 Book Club celebrates the two-hundredth anniversary of first publication of Jane…

Found via JASNA-North Texas:…/take-stroll-through-jane-…/

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Take a Stroll Through Jane Austen’s England With This Interactive Map
A look at the houses and towns that shaped the life and writing of the famed author on the 200th anniversary of her death

Some Twitterness….
If you could hang out with any book character today, who would you choose?
“You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.” ― Susan Wiggs #amreading
#GreatReadPBS Dang! It was a busy Sunday and I forgot to vote yesterday. Today I’m voting for #PrideandPrejudice because it is a love story in a novel that is the most real I’ve ever read. My family reads it over and over. #VotePridePrej #booklover
“A letter exposes to all the evil of consultation, and where the mind is any thing short of perfect decision, an adviser may, in an unlucky moment, lead it to do what it may afterwards regret.” ‘Mansfield Park’ (IIIxiii)
Jane Austen in Bath – walking in her footsteps…/jane-austen-in-b…
Edmund Bertram believes that a clergyman has charge of all that is of the first importance to mankind,individually or collectively considered,temporally&eternally, has the guardianship of religion&morals&consequently of the manners which result from their influence
(Janet Todd)
“Where shall I begin? Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?” – JA

Congrats Rita!

Boston Public Library
May 29 at 4:06pm ·
This summer, Boston Public Library is challenging the city to read one million minutes!

How can you join?

📚Read – Books, poetry, magazines, news – it all counts. You can even listen to audiobooks, story times, or author readings. Visit for ideas.

📚Report – Report your minutes read each week at or any BPL location. Attend a read-in at the BPL to make your minutes count double!

📚Recommend – Follow Boston’s progress at, encourage friends and family to join, and tell us what you’re reading on social media with #BostonReads2018.

Happy Reading, Boston!

Found via Jocelyn Harris:…

Jane Austen Society of North America 2015 AGM
Video produced by Gina Heath King for Master of Liberal Studies degree at the University of…

Wiam El on The Jane Austen Fan Club(image selection by AiB):
“Although Sense and Sensibility has perhaps not the unforced and brilliant gaiety of Pride and Prejudice, although it deals with themes less serious than Mansfield Park, although it cannot have the ripe and gentle wisdom of Persuasion, nor, above all, the perfection of Emma, yet, as one of the world’s greatest novelists, it delights on first acquaintance, rewards those who study it, and, like great works of literature, offers new, different, and richer treasures on each return to it”
Dr W.A.Craik

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