Exciting news, dear readers! Listen. You all know by now that I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen and a huge fan of The Folio Society. I've been beyond excited by the fact that The Folio Society has been slowly releasing new, illustrated editions of every Austen novel. Today, I'm so excited to announce that … Continue reading The Folio Society’s Mansfield Park!
Welcome to the sign-up post for AUSTEN IN AUGUST, an annual reading event celebrating one of literature's greatest writers! This event was inspired by a Twitter conversation that took place five years ago between three founders of The Classics Club. We've had ever-growing participation and excitement over these last four years, and I hope this … Continue reading Austen In August: Year 5! (Call for Participants)
Hello, Readers! Since I surpassed my 2013 goal of 60 books read (I'm up around 64, right now, with 2 books in progress and likely at least 1 more to go) before year's end, I thought I would take a cue from some of my favorite bloggers who are posting a "Best of 2013" list. … Continue reading Roof Beam Reader’s Best of 2013
Caro is a 20-something Lit student with a tendency to ignore the world in favor of books and coffee, prone to having far too many projects going on at once, and destined to become a drunken cat lady. She blogs about books over at Wuthering Reads and writes TV recaps at NoWhiteNoise. Jane Austen & … Continue reading Jane Austen and the Subversion of Sexist Tropes (#AustenInAugustRBR)
Hello, Ladies & Gents! Today's guest post is all about marriage (that inescapable theme) in the works of Jane Austen. It comes to us from the wonderful Sarah of The Every Day Reader. Please give her a warm welcome! Austen's major works have many commonalities, but there is one glaring similarity that stands out above the … Continue reading What Marriage Really Meant to the Women of Austen (#AustenInAugustRBR)
Persuasion by Jane Austen Final Verdict: 3.75 of 4.0 YTD: 47 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Persuasion is the story of Anne Elliot, the middle-daughter of Sir Walter and Lady Elliot, the latter of whom died fourteen years prior to the start of the book. Elizabeth and Anne are … Continue reading Thoughts: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Hello, Austenites! Please welcome Carol Cromlin, author of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Such as I Was! Staying True to the Original Work Jane Austen fan fiction falls into two categories. Some prequels and sequels follow the premise of the original work, while others veer off into uncharted waters (think vampires, modern day adaptations, &c.). For the prequel … Continue reading Fitzwilliam Darcy, Such As I Was! (#AustenInAugustRBR)