Jane Austen has given us many memorable characters and the countless plays, TV series, movies, prequels, sequels, mash-ups, and spin-offs have added to their presence in our minds. These characters have become sex symbols, comic relief, and scandalous gossip fodder. But what if the characters where authors? What books would they write? Here are some […]
Pride and Prejudice related
Of all the vagaries of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that I have read, most tend to remind me of a Choose Your Own Adventure story in that they pick a point in the original story from which to deviate. After that point the action and plot alter, but for the most part the characters continue to […]
For many Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is an enduring tale of true love. Whether it was Austen’s intention for us to view it as a love story versus a tale of how things like pride and prejudice blind us to the true character of a person does not stop us. How often have we dreamed of […]
Any devoted Jane Austen fan knows every facet of the Bennet household, or do they? We follow the Bennets from the moment Mrs. Bennet announces with euphoric enthusiasm the arrival of Mr. Bingley to the neighborhood, then transition to sticking with Elizabeth as she visits friends and relatives. We have an intimate view of Elizabeth’s […]
Today we are pleased to welcome Longbourn author Jo Baker. We asked her about her novel, Jane Austen, and writing. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of Longbourn courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher. Twelve (12) lucky US winners will be chosen! What drew you to shift the perspective of PRIDE […]
Welcoming back Vera Nazarian, author of this month’s reading selection Pride & Platypus: Mr. Darcy’s Dreadful Secret, for part two of our interview.
Today we welcome Vera Nazarian, author of this month’s reading selection Pride & Platypus: Mr. Darcy’s Dreadful Secret. We had the opportunity this time around to ask her even more questions, which we divided into two parts.
It has been quite dreary here in North Carolina where I am. We have had quite a bit of rain and more grey skies this summer than I can ever remember having before. In this gloom I have sought something to brighten it a bit, and what better to lighten the mood than a story […]
The ladies of England have a difficult time finding husbands of adequate fortune and situation. Add to that the lunacy that takes the men once a month and now the ladies must contend with prejudices of the type of beast a man may become. How can love be expected to blossom in such circumstances? This […]
One of my first concerns when watching a movie based on a book I have read is to worry what has been left out. No matter how faithfully adapted there are always some things that fall by the wayside in favor of the cinematic need to fit a grand story into something that can be […]
If we were all being honest, I wonder what the actual percentage of women would be who ever thought even for a moment that it would be better to be a man? I’m sure age, maturity, and situation would be major factors in the outcome. For Alethea Darcy it is more than a passing thought. […]