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Getting dressed – Jane and Cassandra Austen

Inquiring readers, Kevin Lindsey, who frequently comments to posts on this blog, forwarded the link to this 5-minute YouTube video. He writes: As a long time subscriber to your blog, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s from a British...
From: Jane Austen's World on 26 Mar 2020

Coming soon …

…my reviews of Emma. “Handsome, clever, and rich.” Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney by Jessica A. Voltz. Preview book by clicking on the link.   Stay Safe, Everyone!!
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Mar 2020

The Jane Austen Sampler: The Mystery Unraveled at Last? by Brenda S. Co

Inquiring readers,  Last April Brenda Cox shared a thought-provoking post about  a Jane Austen Sampler. Click here to read the article. Miss Cox writes that Deirdre Le Faye, an expert on Jane Austen, believes that the stitcher was another Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Mar 2020

Emma 2020, The Movie

Inquiring Readers, After experiencing years of an Austen drought on the large and small screen, we are treated to two adaptations within a half year–Sanditon and the newly released Emma. The film will air in theaters in my region on March 6th. Sadly,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Mar 2020

Earning the right to complete Sanditon: Originally a competition for Austen’s Nephews and Nieces, by Chris Brindle

Inquiring Readers: Chris Brindle, who lives in Colchester, England, is a prolific writer of music and books, and also a producer. Chris has written the following post (a compilation of information on his website and from the emails & materials he...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Mar 2020

Sanditon, Episode 8: The good, the bad, and the… what was that ending?

Inquiring readers: This is a long recap. Eight episodes of a mini-series deserve a thorough discussion of the finale. Spoiler Alert: We’ve invested many hours in Davies’ Sanditon on PBS Masterpiece and where did it get us? Before we rush to...
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Feb 2020

Sanditon, Episode 7: Good Grief

As popular television fare goes, Davies’ Sanditon is quite entertaining. In the first 16 minutes of Episode Seven, so many dizzying plot developments are introduced, that they left this viewer’s head spinning. By the end of the episode, everything...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Feb 2020

Sanditon, Episode 6: What the Hey?

The plot goes on, the plot goes on Twists keep pounding confusion to my brain La de da de de, la de da de da Inquiring Readers, I apologize for reworking Sonny and Cher lyrics and adding them to my recap of Sanditon: Episode Six, but when the Davies’...
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 Feb 2020

An Interview with Soniah Kamal, Author of Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan by Brenda S. Co

Inquiring readers, Soniah Kamal has written a fascinating version of Pride and Prejudice set in Pakistan, Unmarriageable. The book has become very popular in a wide variety of circles, and, almost a year after its appearance, the author is still busy...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Feb 2020

Sidney Parker and Young Stringer and A Poll

A good friend, after watching all episodes of Andrew Davies’ Sanditon, wrote to express the thought that Young Stringer was more suited for Charlotte than Sidney Parker. Charlotte and Young Stringer, played by Leo Suter, is an actor as handsome...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Feb 2020

Exhibit of Georgian Era of Light and Shade at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum Through March 28

Inquiring readers: The information about this exhibit makes me wish I was in the UK to see it. To view a first edition of Pride and Prejudice would make my mouth water. Enjoy the images and the information.  Georgian era of light and shade explored...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Jan 2020

Sanditon, Episode 4: A viewer poll and my thoughts about the mini-series so far.

Inquiring readers, We have reached episode four of Andrew Davies’ eight-episode mini-series on PBS Masterpiece.  Mr. Davies is a master cinematic storyteller.  Austen told her stories through words, while Davies takes advantage of showing...
From: Jane Austen's World on 26 Jan 2020

Miss Lambe and the Black Experience in Georgian England: Episode 3, Sanditon Review

Miss Lambe, introduced in Episode 1 at the assembly ball, is an intriguing character – a new one for Jane Austen that she intended to explore in depth before she abandoned her manuscript due to illness. By the Regency era, the British Empire had...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Jan 2020

Sanditon, Episodes One & Two Review: PBS Masterpiece: as inspired by Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel

Sanditon on PBS Masterpiece exceeded my expectations in some respects and not in others. It seems that a mixed reaction to this mini-series is not unusual. Many viewers in the UK loved it. Many did not. Some loathed it. Reading and hearing the opinions...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Jan 2020

Sanditon airs on PBS Masterpiece in the U.S. January 12, 2020. This poll asks you how excited you are.

Click below to enter the poll and see results! Feel free to leave a comment. I’m Looking Forward to Watching Sanditon on PBS Masterpiece this Sunday (polls)
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Jan 2020

At the Seaside in Regency England: A Poem from “News from Worthing,” 1807

Inquiring readers, Happy New Year! Are U.S. Austen fans ready for the countdown to Sanditon on PBS? Only 11 days remain until this eight-episode mini-series based on Jane Austen’s final novel fragment airs on Sunday nights. You can also stream each...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Jan 2020

Twelve Unread Books: my New Year’s resolution for completing one each month in

Happy 2020 everyone.  In the spirit of learning more about Jane Austen and the world she lived in, I am determined to finish reading the 12 books highlighted in this post. I purchased most of these books years ago and have used many for reference....
From: Jane Austen's World on 27 Dec 2019

Happy Christmas!

Christmas day for many of us means family get-togethers, feasting, drinking eggnog and spiced mulled wine or apple cider, and playing games. We love to puzzle. This lovely book style 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with illustrations by Hugh Thompson presents...
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Dec 2019

The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas: A Review

“Cheap books make good authors canonical.” – Janine Barchas The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas is a beautiful book – a bound hardcopy with almost one hundred color photographs of affordable, mass-produced novels that,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 19 Dec 2019

Book Giveaway: Happy 244th Birthday Jane Austen!

Jane Austen was born on December 17, 1775 on a bitterly cold winter’s night. I’d like to celebrate that day by offering a copy of The Compleat Housewife by Elizabeth Smith, first printed in 1753. The book, published by Chawton House Library...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Dec 2019

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