As seen in the NY Times, Austen does prove to be good reading for boys as demonstrated throughout literary history with some of the manliest of men turning to Jane. Here is the link to this very insightful article: http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/austens-dangerous-books-for-boys/#more-1093
This wonderful novel is now available legally in a free PDF format at this link: http://a1018.g.akamai.net/f/1018/19025/1d/randomhouse1.download.akamai.com/19025/freelibrary/hismajestyfinalsuv.pdfBoth Connie and I can attest that this is a wonderful series! You will fall in love with Temeraire, Capt. Lawrence and the whole crew!
For more than thirty years, Deirdre Le Faye, one of the world's leading authorities on Jane Austen, has been gathering and organizing every single piece of information available about the Austen family before, during and after Jane's lifetime. She has now collected all this material together to produce a unique chronology, containing some ten thousand … Continue reading Book Suggestion: Chronology of JA
Suggested Reading in preparation for 3/21 Guernsey Book Discussion: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff. First published in 1970, the epistolary work 84, Charing Cross Road chronicles her 20 years of correspondence with Frank Doel, the chief buyer for Marks & Co., a London bookshop, on which she depended for the obscure classics and … Continue reading 84 Charing Cross Road
"I think if Jane Austen were writing today she might very well be our greatest mystery novelist." P.D. JamesHow intriguing to explore this idea! JASNA-NY invited the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America to share their ideas about Jane Austen's skill in employing ambiguity and misleading her readers. Jane Cleland and Peggy … Continue reading Mystery Writer in NYC
As an admirer of Miss Austen you must know that, at the height of her powers, she wrote more than twenty thousand words of a delightful story before ill-health interrupted. Now, another English lady has incorporated every word she penned into a complete novel which she hopes you will enjoy. The Brothers by Jane Austen … Continue reading We just read Sanditon, here’s another ending…
Romantic Times readers have compiled a list of their "1001 Best Romances of all Times," For the link Click Here.
Save the date! March 21st around 1pm, we will meet at Janeite Barbara's house in Spring Lake, NJ to discuss this delightful book. Barbara also recommends reading Helene Hanff's 84 Charring Cross Road too-a quick enchanting read. More details will follow under separate cover.
Jane Austen has been thought of as a novelist of manners whose work discreetly avoids discussing the physical. John Wiltshire shows, on the contrary, how important are bodies and faces, illness and health, in the novels, from complainers and invalids such as Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Woodhouse, to the frail, debilitated Fanny Price, the vulnerable … Continue reading Book Suggestion: Jane Austen and her body
Reginald Hill's latest Dalziel and Pascoe book, The Price of Butcher's Meat (quote from Sanditon), has the following dedication:"To Janeites everywhere and in particular to those who ten years ago in San Francisco made me so very welcome at the Jane Austen Society of North America's AGM, of which the theme was "Sanditon-A New Direction?" … Continue reading Reginald Hill’s latest Dalziel and Pascoe book