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I was pleasantly surprised by this novel – it’s very readable (unlike some of Fanny Burney’s work). Here’s what’s on the back … Maria Edgeworth’s sparkling satire about the Anglo-Irish family of an absentee landlord is also a landmark novel of morality and social realism. The Absenteecentres around Lord and Lady Clonbrony, a couple more […]

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 I’ve had this book in my ‘to be read’ pile for quite some time. I thought the Everything Austen Challenge would be a good opportunity to force me to read it. At the moment I’m about a third of the way through and I have to admit that I like it. Edgeworth has none of […]

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This is a six part adaptation that is very faithful to the novel. It first aired in the UK in 1983. Check out the IMDb site. To a modern audience familiar with the beautiful recent Austen adaptations, such as Sense and Sensibility, this seems dated and dull. And very quiet – there is no music […]

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I’m giving up on this one. I made it to stage two, but I lack the motivation to continue. I find the concept intriguing and I think it would be quite fun to do as a group. If you’re extremely familiar with Pride and Prejudice then I recommend just reading the bits where you have […]

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I’m still here. At the moment I’m working my way through Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster (and I’m up to Stage Three). I’ve also watched Mansfield Park and shall write some comments later.

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I found this book (Jane Austen – A biography by Elizabeth Jenkins) at my local second hand book store. What a fabulous find (and it was only $10.50). It’s been out of print for ages. Oh and I’m slowly making my way through Chapter Five of Jane’s Fame.

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My first selection in the Everything Austen Challenge was Jane’s Fame – How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman. I found my copy (under a pile of to-be-dealt-with magazines and books) and I have planned my reading for the month. The book has seven chapters – I plan to read two chapters a […]

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Stephanie’s written word is offering an ‘Every Austen Challenge’. In this challenge you have to read or watch six Austen related items in six months (July to December 2009). Now my six Austen things are… Jane’s Fame by Claire Harman Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster The Absenteeby Maria Edgeworth […]

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