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We Have QuestionsMags

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:56:15 +0000

We’re sure you do, too.(image)

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Out of the Janeite BubbleMags

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:58:19 +0000

By Jeff Kubina (Maryland Renaissance Festival) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons A couple of weeks ago we were having lunch, and had brought the book we were reading, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. A co-worker joined us, and asked what we were reading.  Editrix: It’s a modern-set retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Co-worker:…(image)

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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!MagsJane Austen Birthday Cake

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000

It’s Jane Austen’s 241st birthday today. Please be upstanding and lift your beverage of choice in a toast to an authoress whose work has endured for two centuries after her death. That is an accomplishment indeed. It is our custom for birthday posts to imagine a gift that we would like to give Jane for her birthday. It’s…(image)

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A Giveaway for Jane Austen’s BirthdayMagsThe Joy of Jane - Essays on the First 200 Years of Austen's Legacy

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:30:00 +0000

In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday, we are giving away five copies of the recently published essay collection The Joy of Jane. From the book’s website: Although there were only six completed novels, Jane Austen left an enormous legacy when she died on July 18, 1817, at the age of only 41. The Joy of…(image)

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Jane Austen Travel Guide on KickstarterMags

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:00:14 +0000

Dutch Janeite, journalist, and photographer Karin Quint has put up a Kickstarter to have her travel guide, Jane Austen’s England, translated to English. If you pledge at least €20, you will receive a copy of the book (with an additional charge for shipping). We know many Janeites are planning a pilgrimage to the UK to…(image)

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Love & Friendship DVD/Blu-ray Out in September in U.S. and UKMagslandfdvd

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:14:29 +0000

The title says it all…the DVD and Blu-ray of Love & Friendship is available for pre-order on and The discs will be available in the U.S. on September 6 and in the UK on September 26 (as promised by Whit Stillman). If you do not live in the U.S. or UK, please be sure that…(image)

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What Would You Write to Jane?Mags512px-Writing_a_letter

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:01:00 +0000

We heard from Gabrielle, who has started a very interesting website called the Dear Jane Project. We will let her tell you about it in her own words. I know exactly the ways in which Jane Austen has affected my life. I am very interested in knowing how Jane has had an impact on everyone…(image)

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Your Sunday Austen MeditationMagschurch_of_austenology

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 04:01:00 +0000

Today’s lesson is from Mansfield Park, Volume I, Chapter XII, in honor of the holiday tomorrow in the U.S.; if memory serves, the only time Jane Austen mentioned our country in one of her novels. Listening and wondering were all suspended for a time, for Mr. Bertram was in the room again; and though feeling…(image)

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Had She Been In LoveMags

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:48:31 +0000

Something pretty to start off a long weekend here at AustenBlog World Headquarters…a rehearsal of the song “Had I Been In Love” (a/k/a Lizzy’s Big Epiphany) from Austen’s Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, coming up at the Nazareth College Arts Center in Rochester, NY, this month. The performers are Heather Botts as Elizabeth Bennet and…(image)

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Jane and Her MajestyMagsknatchbull-wedding-charlesalexandra-knatchbull-wedding-kiss

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:50:20 +0000

We’ve discussed this a bit on social media, but felt the occasion presented an opportunity for some snark would make a good blog post. Alexandra Knatchbull, daughter of Lord Brabourne, great-granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten, and goddaughter of Diana, Princess of Wales, was married last weekend in what was described as “the society wedding of the…(image)

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