Meet the Janeites – Ruth

Name: Ruth

How did you become a Janeite?  I’ve always been a history lover for all my life and enjoy reading novels of 18th and 19th centuries to gain an understanding of the mindset of those periods. Also after watching Persuasion starring Amanda Root and Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet I then purchased the Barnes and Noble book which contained all 7 novels of Jane Austen. Reading them I wondered why I never got into them way before!

Favorite Jane Austen Novel?  Persuasion

Favorite Character?  Marianne

Favorite Movie Adaptation?  Sense and Sensibility starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet

Any Sequels or Adaptations you enjoy?  Recently I just got into seeing for the first time the Colin Firth 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini series and I really enjoyed it!

Anything else you want to share?  I never realized how in depth the world of the Janeites really is! There are Regency costumed balls where you can learn to dance from that time period, distinguished scholarly authors lecturing on the works of Jane Austen, lively local monthly discussion groups delving into different aspects of her works, fan fiction, the Juvenilia members and the list goes on! A very fascinating group!

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