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‘You Sink Your Voice’: The Subtle Art of Listening in Persuasion

What’s in a voice? According to recent research, quite a lot. In her article “Only 4 Syllables Needed to Recognize Voice,” Madeline McConnell says humans can identify familiar voices in as few as four syllables, or two words. That’s better than...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 May 2022

Give a gift of love: Jane Austen’s illustrated novels

I own quite a few copies of each of Jane Austen’s novels. Many are annotated, some are old editions or designed for children. Others are illustrated with different artists, many of whom are well known. Most recently I purchased Sense and Sensibility...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Apr 2022

Northanger Abbey’s “Horrid Novels”

In Austen’s youth, sentimental romances and sensational Gothic novels full of dramatized heroines, dark towers and dungeons, and dangerous male villains became popular. These included novels like Charlotte Smith’s Emmeline (1788), which some believe...
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Feb 2022

Bath: An Adumbration in Rhyme, by John Matthews. A Critical Edition for Readers of Jane Austen. Series Editor: Ben Wiebracht. Review by Vic

Inquiring readers: Many of you who have visited here before are aware of Dr. Wiebracht’s online senior high school students’ research on John Matthews’s 18th century poem “Bath: An Adumbration in Rhyme.” This link leads to their published work,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Sep 2021

Jane Austen, Mathematician by Victoria Grossack

Inquiring readers: Victoria Grossack, FCAS, the author of this piece and an actuary, sent this highly interesting article about Jane Austen and mathematics, a first topic for this blog. Enjoy! Janeites esteem Jane Austen as a literary genius. Her characters...
From: Jane Austen's World on 15 Aug 2021

Animals in Jane Austen’s Novels

Inquiring readers, I recently wrote a post about the important but largely unseen parts servants played in Jane Austen’s novels. As I looked into the topic, animals were also mentioned. So much information exists that I decided to write about their...
From: Jane Austen's World on 6 Jul 2021

Review of Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces by Harvey T. Dearden

Inquiring readers: Not only did I enjoy reading Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces, but spent many silent hours debating with its author, Harvey T. Dearden, agreeing or disagreeing with his points of view, and thinking back on my history of reading about...
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 May 2021

JANE AUSTEN’S SURREY: The Novels as Inspiration by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: While our world travels have been curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can think of no better a way to take a tour than with Tony Grant, who has served as a guide in Jane Austen country for many years. Map of Surrey Jane Austen...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Feb 2021

Captain Wentworth’s Love Letter

Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Elliot at the end of Jane Austen’s Persuasion has long been heralded as one of the most romantic letters—and moments—in English literature. But does Wentworth’s letter live up to today’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Feb 2021

Lady Susan and Reginald De Courcy: “The Spell is Removed”

The JASNA AGM recently closed its workshops to online viewing. It was held virtually in early October. One workshop that resonated with me was Professor Theresa Kenney’s discussion of Reginald De Courcy as the hero in Lady Susan, an epistolary novel...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Nov 2020

Jane Austen’s Influence on Georgette Heyer by Susannah Fullerton

Inquiring Readers, I discovered that Susanna Fullerton, President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and Austen author is as much of a fan of Georgette Heyer as I am, perhaps more. This delightful article compares and contrasts the writings of Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 6 Sep 2020

“The Riot is Only in Your Own Brain”

Was the riot mentioned in Northanger Abbey based on a real uprising? Or was it only in Eleanor's brain, as her brother Henry Tilney claimed?
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Aug 2020

The Curious Incident in Austen’s Emma By Clyve Rose

Inquiring readers, This fascinating post written by author Clyve Rose explains to film viewers who have not read Emma the short, confusing scene shown in Autumn de Wilde’s 2020 film adaptation of Austen’s novel. Ms. Rose reviews the history...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Aug 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 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

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

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

Sanditon: A Review of Jane Austen’s Novel, published by Oxford World’s Classics

As almost all Jane Austen enthusiasts know, her unfinished novel, Sanditon, has been adapted for a limited television series by Andrew Davies. It aired on ITV in Great Britain in the fall and will be shown on PBS Masterpiece Classics starting January...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Dec 2019

Sanditon: Coming to TV August 25th, 2019 and a PBS station near you in

Inquiring readers, It is confirmed!! Sanditon, Jane Austen’s last unfinished fragment of a novel has been adapted for television as an 8-episode mini-series by Andrew Davies, who adapted 1995’s Pride and Prejudice for the small screen. Mr....
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Aug 2019

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