Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I have just finished reading, Writing Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Aster. Writing Jane Austen was full of new friends to read about, and places to see as Georgina learns about Jane Austen through the people around her. Aster has given us a sequel that is refreshing as a story to stand alone, not a sequel or a what might have happened after the man in possession of a good fortune has found his wife.
I hope that you will take a journey with Georgina.
PS: I wished I could have shopped at DARCY'S!
writing jane austen by Elizabeth Aster
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AND AWARD-WINNING-but hardly bestselling-author Georgina Jackson can't get past the first chapter of her second book. When she receives an urgent email from her agent, Georgina is certain it's bad news. Shockingly, she's offered a commission to complete a newly discovered unfinished manscript by a major nineteenth-century author. Skeptical at first about her ability to complete the manuscript, Georgina is horrified to learn that the author in question is Jane Austen.
Torn between pushing through or fleeing home to America, Georgina relies on the support of her banker-turned-science-student roommate, Henry and his quirky teenage sister, Maud-a serious Janeite. With a sudden financial crisis looming, the only way Georgina can get by is to sign the hugely lucrative contract and finish the book.
Friday, January 28, 2011
January 28, 1813, Pride and Prejudice was published anonymously by Jane Austen.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This is one of the most known quotes of a story ever written. It sums up the whole story.
Pride and Prejudice, describes the conflict between the high spirited daughter of a country gentleman and a wealthy landowner.
This classic tale has not only sold some 200 million copies world wide, it has inspired movies, plays, and sequels.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Jane Austen's first published novel in 1811 was Sense and Sensibility. Laurel Ann at Austenprose has announced The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011. It began on January 1, and will go through December 31, 2011.
I am going to try to reach the goal of Aficionada: 9 - 12 selections
Here are the selections I am committing to in no particular order:
- Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
- The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine
- Colonel Brandon's Dairy, by Amanda Grange
- Elinor and Marianne, by Emma Tennant
- The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman
- Sense and Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated), by Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew
- Willoughby's Return, by Jane Odiwe
- The Dashwood Sister's Secerts of Love, by Rosie Rushton
- The Dashwood Sisters Tell All, by Beth Pattillo
- From Prada to Nada 2011, movie
- Scents and Sensibility 2011, movie
- Sense and Sensibility 1971, movie
- Sense and Sensibility 1995, movie
I am looking forward to the challenage..and sharing it with you.
...but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it to short. ~ Jane Austen