I’ve been watching The History of Tom Jones – it is hilarious – a pantomime for grown-ups. It reminds me of Austen’s juvenilia – definitely worth watching. I’ll post again when I have watched it all.
Monthly Archive for April, 2012
We’re reading gothic novels for my next Jane Austen meeting. I picked Frankenstein – I was hoping it would be easier to read that The Mysteries of Udolpho. At least I managed to read Frankenstein. Although, given that Austen died in 1817 and this was published in 1818 there is no chance she read it. I struggled with it, but [...]
I am a bit of a knitter (Not particularly skilled one). Anyway the combination of knitting and Jane Austen was irresistible – Jane Austen Knits. Here is the Table of Contents … (Click on the image for a larger version). As you can see, you can make Pemberley Slippers and Lydia Bennet Secret Stockings! I [...]
I think this is my favourite Sense and Sensibility adaptation. I think Hattie Morahan is an excellent Elinor and Edward Ferrars, as played by Dan Stevens, isn’t drippy (you can understand why Elinor loves him). In fact, the male heroes (Brandon and Edward Ferrars) are both more appealing in this version. We get to see more [...]
I’ve been re-watching the 1995 Sense and Sensibility. I do like this adaptation. My only issue is Emma Thompson as Elinor. I think she is a brilliant actress (and her screen play is fabulous), but she is just a bit too old for Elinor. While I was watching it I tried to keep track of [...]
I’ve created a Sense and Sensibility Cross Word. Once again, I didn’t know how to insert it into my blog post, so I’ve just linked to it. There are some easy and hard questions (What is Lady Middleton’s first name?)