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Tag Archive 'Jane Austen'

Great Article on Enclosure

I just read a great article on Austen and Enclosure here (JASNA Persuasions Online Vol 30 No. 2). Definitely worth a read – it will make you think about Mr Knightley in a whole new way.

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I finished! Chapter Six is about the Jane Austen brand. Austen is both a popular author and a great one. As such she exists in several mutually exclusive spheres – she is all things to all men. The middle aged, the middle class and those who consider themselves slightly above the middlebrow are Austen’s natural […]

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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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Why is Northanger Abbey my least favourite Austen novel? I have been thinking about this for a few days. Henry Tilney is charming and witty and the authorial voice is, at times, wickedly funny, … Mrs Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at their […]

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