Charlotte Lucas remains one of the most controversial characters in Pride & Prejudice, with some seeing her choice of the obsequious Collins as pragmatic, others as calculating, and still others as tragic.
Have you set your reading goal for 2022
New Years and Resolutions, Jane Austen-style.
Every year we celebrate Jane's birthday with a book exchange. Here's what we swapped this year: The Lost book of the Grail by Charlie LovettArthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of … Continue reading Holiday Book Exchange
Giving the gift of Jane this holiday season.
Racy Regency: Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels
It is a truth universally acknowledged that in the realm of fanfiction, two names dominate—Jane Austen and Sherlock Holmes, according to Anne Jamison in her book Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World. On December, author Deborah Yaffe gave a wonderful talk for the Somerset Library system, expanding upon her 2013 book Among the … Continue reading Will the Real Jane Austen Please Stand Up?
I'm told that around this time, normal Internet (as opposed to Jane Austen-obsessed Internet) likes to debate if Die Hard (1988) is a Christmas film. I suppose the Austen equivalent surrounds Pride & Prejudice. P&P, after all, does have a winter ball where much happens (drama, intrigue, terrible singing).
Internet stories you may have missed: Erica Munro: Advice from Jane Austen classics feels strangely relevant today - Press and Journal THREE THINGS THAT SEEM SCARY AND ONE THAT REALLY IS - Jane Austen's HouseFind yourself "left to the luxury of a raised, restless, and frightened imagination” at Jane Austen’s House this Hallowe'en. In this … Continue reading Friday Link Up
Internet stories you may have missed this week: 8 GREAT SATIRIC NOVELS - Book RiotDo you know which Austen novel made the list? The Unexpected Joys of Aunting - The Epoch Times The 7 Best Period Dramas on Hulu Right Now - The Wrap Jane Austen’s House secures future with funding to restore roof - … Continue reading Friday Link Up