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  • Pride and Prejudice turns 200

    02/10/2013 6:13:37 AM PST · by Altariel · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | January 29, 2013 | Will Gompertz
    Jane Austen's "own darling child" Pride and Prejudice is celebrating its 200th birthday. Although out of copyright and available for free on e-readers, it is estimated that Pride and Prejudice sells up to 50,000 copies each year in the UK alone.
  • Pride and Prejudice retold from servants' viewpoint

    02/10/2013 6:02:29 AM PST · by Altariel · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | February 8, 2013 | BBC
    A new novel that retells the story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of its servants has been sold around the world. Longbourn, by Jo Baker, was snapped up by US and UK publishers last week. "Jane Austen was my first experience of grown-up literature," said Baker. "But as I read and re-read her books, I began to become aware that if I'd been living at the time, I wouldn't have got to go to the ball; I would have been stuck at home with the sewing." The 39-year-old British author said she drew her...
  • Jane Austen’s Advice: Choose the Right Man and Live Happily Ever After

    04/18/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 257 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week:  Finding A Good Man Call it the lament of the young, single woman: there are no good men left. Or if there are, where are they? And how can a young woman pursue a healthy, marriage-minded relationship in a singles culture of casual sex and perpetual adolescence? In her new book, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After (Regnery Publishing, 2012), Elizabeth Kantor provides some answers. She writes, “Of course it’s no secret that modern mating rituals have gone badly wrong.” And indeed they have: the number of cohabitating couples has doubled in the...
  • Was Jane Austen Murdered?

    02/09/2012 9:41:41 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 14 2011 | Luchina Fisher
    Nearly 200 years after Jane Austen‘s untimely death, crime novelist Lindsay Ashford has come up with a new explanation: arsenic poisoning. Austen, the English author of such classic novels as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility,” died in 1817 at age 41. Her death has been attributed to everything from cancer to Addison’s disease. But Ashford, who moved to Austen’s village of Chawton three years ago and started writing her new crime novel in the former home of Austen’s brother, stumbled across another possibility — that Austen died of arsenic poisoning. ... Ashford recognized that Austen’s symptoms could be...
  • New Freeper Author: Gail Head, "An Unforgiving Temper"

    03/20/2011 1:44:47 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 54 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | March 20, 2011 | Jeff Head
    An Unforgiving Temper By Gail Head Foy anyone familiar with and a fan of Jane Austen's works, particularly her novel, "Pride and Prejudice," Gail Head's, "An Unforgiving Temper," is a must-have and must-read. Imagine: What if Elizabeth never went to Pemberley? What if the events in Ramsgate ended in an explosive conflict that set Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam's course on a different path that was filled with implacable resentment and filled others with a rapacious thirst for revenge? "An Unforgiving Temper," is the captivating story of what Darcy and Elizabeth's journey might have been. This 502 page, riveting novel is...
  • Famous style of Jane Austen may not be hers after all

    10/26/2010 8:50:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Monday, October 25, 2010 | Oxford University
    The polished prose of Emma and Persuasion was the product of an interventionist editor, an Oxford University academic has found. Professor Kathryn Sutherland of the Faculty of English Language and Literature made the discovery while studying a collection of 1,100 original handwritten pages of Austen's unpublished writings for the Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition. The project, led by Professor Sutherland in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, King's College London and the British Library with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council has reunited in a free-to-access online archive all Jane Austen's handwritten fiction manuscripts for the very first...
  • Jane Austen's Fight Club

    07/31/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | July 23, 2010 | uploaded by TwoTurntablesNMic
    We were no longer "good society."
  • What really killed Jane Austen?

    12/02/2009 2:29:15 PM PST · by Borges · 16 replies · 2,193+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/02/09 | Richard Allen Greene
    London, England (CNN) -- It is a truth universally acknowledged -- or nearly so -- that Jane Austen, the author of "Pride and Prejudice," died of a rare illness called Addison's disease, which robs the body of the ability to make critical hormones. Katherine White doesn't believe it. White, herself a sufferer of Addison's disease, has studied Austen's own letters and those of her family and friends, and concluded that key symptoms just don't match what's known about the illness. The disease -- a failure of the adrenal glands -- was unknown in Austen's day, first having been identified nearly...
  • I Was a Regency Zombie (Jane Austen + Zombies = 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies')

    02/23/2009 12:39:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 492+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2009 | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER
    These days, America is menaced by zombie banks and zombie computers. What’s next, a zombie Jane Austen? In fact, yes. Minor pandemonium ensued in the blogosphere this month after Quirk Books announced the publication of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” an edition of Austen’s classic juiced up with “all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem” by a Los Angeles television writer named Seth Grahame-Smith. (First line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”) Then, last week, the monster alert at Meryton went from orange to red when it...
  • Hackers Crack Into Texas Road Sign, Warn of Zombies Ahead

    01/28/2009 10:29:13 AM PST · by Domandred · 1,989 replies · 16,757+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/28/2008 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, "Zombies Ahead." Chris Lippincott, director of media relations for the Texas Department of Transportation, confirmed that a portable traffic sign at Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, near the University of Texas at Austin, was hacked into during the early hours of Jan. 19. "It was clever, kind of cute, but not what it was intended for," said Lippincott, who saw the sign during his morning commute. "Those signs are deployed for a reason —...
  • Feminism in Freefall

    06/05/2006 10:59:28 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 34 replies · 1,478+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 5, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Feminist professors go ballistic when observers such as your humble correspondent report that the constituency they are appealing to finds women’s studies irrelevant, if not ridiculous. “Does the typical woman graduating from college have the information she needs to make decisions that will improve her chances for long-term health and happiness?,” the Independent Women’s Forum’s Carrie Lukas asked in a recent column in The Washington Examiner. “Probably not.” “Chances are she’s been given a lot of bad information—much of it in the name of political correctness.” Lukas, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, will speak...
  • Jane Austen's love story to hit screens

    03/07/2006 7:19:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 315+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | March 6, 2006
    British novelist Austen's real life love story is set to be retold in the upcoming film Becoming Jane. Becoming Jane will tell the story of her doomed love for an Irish lawyer when she was 20. The role of Jane will be played by Anne Hathaway, one of the wives of the heroes in the highly acclaimed gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountain. Maggie Smith and Julie Walters are to co-star in the movie, reports Contactmusic. The film will tell the story of how Austen met and fell in love with Tom Lefroy, a barrister who has been credited with inspiring...
  • Jane Austen, Public Theologian

    10/05/2005 1:04:32 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 1 replies · 158+ views
    First Things ^ | Jan 2004 | Peter J. Leithart
    To call Jane Austen a public theologian is counterintuitive for two reasons: she does not seem much interested in things public, and she does not seem much interested in things theological. With regard to the second point, Austen’s novels rarely deal openly with theological themes or issues, and even her private letters—the ones that survived her sister’s destruction—seldom speak of religious subjects. She was a lifelong member of the Church of England and her father and two brothers were Anglican ministers. By all accounts she was a Christian, yet she displays a high Anglican reticence about religious experience, and a...
  • Austen's power

    08/16/2005 7:02:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 13, 2005
    Catherine Keenan lifts the bonnet on the author whose six subtle novels continue to fascinate filmmakers and inflame readers' passions. There are two obvious responses to news of the coming film version of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. The first is: why? Why make an adaptation of Jane Austen's best-loved novel, when the BBC co-production, with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, is iconic and still so fresh? The second response, most likely to come from women, is a sigh and "poor MacFadyen". How can he possibly be as good a...
  • Jane Austen Letter on Display in Time for Tea

    05/30/2005 8:05:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday May 31, 2005 | Maev Kennedy
    On Friday January 29 1813 Jane Austen had already completed one of the gossipy letters to Cassandra, covering every square inch of the page, which the sisters exchanged almost every day of their lives that they spent apart. But she added a long postscript, written upside down down on the back of the sheet, because she had urgent news to pass on from the sedate Hampshire village of Chawton, news which would change the history of English literature. "I want to tell you that I have got my own Darling Child from London ... For your sake I am as...