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Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era By Caroline Moorehead From Harper-Collins: Her canvases were the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; the Great Terror; America at the time of Washington and Jefferson; Paris under the Directoire and then under Napoleon; Regency London; the … Continue reading Dancing to the Precipice
Sourcebooks Landmark announced a major new release by the popular author of Mr. Darcy’s Diary, Amanda Grange entitled Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, available August 11th. It is a continuation of Pride and Prejudice after the wedding, and may explain some of Mr. Darcy’s cold and distant noble mien in the original novel.
A Jane Austen inspired comic romance:When Caroline Bingley, for the first time in her life, collapses to the floor and sobs at Mr Darcy's wedding, she does not think anyone is watching. Imagine her humiliation when she discovers that a stranger has witnessed her emotional display! Miss Bingley, understandably, resents this gentleman, even if he … Continue reading The Other Mr. Darcy
Hold the date:15 August, 2009"The Mystery in Emma" at our Box Hill Picnic, Holmdel, NJPeggy will be speaking to our group about Jane Austen as a mystery writer and taking part in our picnic in Holmdel.
This book presents Jane Austen as a radical innovator. It explores the nature of her confrontation with the popular novelists of her time, and demonstrates how her challenge to them transformed fiction. Mary Waldron shows how Austen's novels exemplify the strong skepticism about contemporary notions of the proper content and purpose of fiction that is … Continue reading Book Suggestion: Jane Austen and the Fiction of her Time
Janeites-Be on the lookout! Your newest edition of Persuasions is coming soon. If you are not a JASNA member, please consider joining so as not to miss out on such wonderful texts, such as this journal, and other benefits.
NY Times OPINION April 14, 2009 Editorial Observer: Mr. Darcy Woos Elizabeth Bennet While Zombies Attack By ADAM COHENMonster stories are a projection of our collective anxieties - and that may explain why in the current economic downturn, zombies are starting to catch up with the long-fashionable vampire.
A recommended reading and now, even TV viewing is the book series by Alexander McCall Smith-The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. HBO has created a TV series based on the book which shows on Sundays. This very delightful series smacks with wit, grace, humor and the smallness of a society often found in our Jane's … Continue reading Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Favorite author Elizabeth Aston has added a sixth novel to her series on the Darcy's. This edition is about a Bingley niece who is in need of assistance and the hijinks that ensue. Another promising novel!