Posts tagged with jane-austen

Aug 26 2010

Aisha finally hits the big screen

AustenBlog has posted a review of Aisha, the Bollywood update of Jane Austen's Emma. The critique is positive but far from gushing, and the author notes that the movie appears to be a close remak...

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Aug 16 2010

Embroidering Mr. Darcy

Artistically-inclined Jane Austen fans take note: you can buy a PDF version of this Mr. Darcy cross-stitch pattern from Etsy artist thetimeisnow for a mere $7.00. The pattern is printable, in col...

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Jul 27 2010

Jane Austen's Fight Club

I'm no fan of the endless Jane Austen book parodies currently glutting up the market, but this... I have to admit it, I cracked up.

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Jul 8 2010

Pride and Prejudice and cell phone apps

AustenBlog has posted a generally-positive guest review by some dude named Douglas R. Burchill of the new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies video game for the iPhone. If you're looking for the shor...

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Jun 24 2010


AustenBlog has posted a link to the trailer for Aisha, the upcoming Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, and it looks like so much fun, you guys. Seriously, I MUST see this movie. I don't...

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Jun 10 2010

Pride and Prejudice and footnotes

Okay, it's not the annotated Pride and Prejudice of my dreams, but DK Publishing's "Illustrated Classics" edition is still pretty great. Each book contains the original, unabridged text, and feat...

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May 27 2010

So unfair. So very, very unfair.

WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?As y'all know, I HATED the recent five-issue Marvel comic adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. So when I saw their next Austen-inspired project (an adaptation of...

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May 10 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the Graphic Novel, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


To misquote Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that an unexpectedly successful book will force its creators to keep milking it like a cash cow until it falls over dead. That's wh...

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May 3 2010

Austen goes Bollywood... again

AustenBlog informs me that Aisha, a Bollywood film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma starring Sonam Kapoor (left), will be coming out this August. I'm a big fan of Kandukondain Kandukondain, the 2...

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Apr 16 2010


AustenBlog informs me that actor Corin Redgrave, whole stole every scene he was in in the 1995 movie adaptation of Austen's Persuasion, died on April 6th. He was 70 years old, and no cause of dea...

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Mar 25 2010

London to Pemberley in 20 stages

Tired of those "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters but still want to adorn your walls with something quintessentially British? How about one of these subway-poster-inspired nods to Pride and Prejudi...

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Mar 16 2010


The website Popcandy (no relation) is currently featuring a sneak peek of the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, due out May 4th. It all looks very "Barbie vs. ...

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Mar 11 2010

Less fun than a barrel of monkeys, but not bad at all.

Mindful of that March 9th deadline for catching the recent television adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma online, I finally sat down and watched it*. And while I spent most of the time bemoaning the...

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Mar 4 2010

Counting down

AustenBlog recently posted a handy reminder that PBS is still hosting all three episodes of their recent adaptation of Emma on its Masterpiece website--but only until March 9th, so if you'd like t...

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Feb 2 2010

Like The Rules, but even sadder.

Huh. It turns out Lori Gottlieb's Marry Him: The Case for Settling For Mr. Good Enough isn't a joke. It's a real book (due out next week!), not just fodder for AustenBlog's "It worked so well fo...

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Jan 27 2010

For the disorganized Austen junkies among us...

If, like me, you missed the first episode of the newest adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma currently airing on PBS stations in the US, you can see the thing in full on the Masterpiece Classic site. ...

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Jan 26 2010


I see so many Jane Austen continuations/adaptations/re-workings that they frequently start to blend together, but this one is gonna stick out in my memory:You see, dear readers, Pride/Prejudice fo...

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Jan 11 2010

Maybe they'll hire a better team this time...?

Ugh! After all that complaining we did about Marvel's Pride and Prejudice comic, now we're gonna have to suffer through a Sense and Sensibility one, too?Thankfully (for me), that's my least favori...

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Dec 28 2009


Huh. It's a Jane Austen rip-off (of Emma, despite this book's title) for the 8-12 set:I'm not sure how I feel about this. The plot description sounds cute, actually, but it does seem like a nak...

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Dec 16 2009

The gift that keeps on giving

It's Wordcandy Goddess Jane Austen's birthday today, dear readers! Let's celebrate with something appropriate, shall we?Ah... soggy Colin Firth. It's better than cake!

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Dec 8 2009

Speculation abounds

Katherine White, of the Addison's Disease Self-Help Group, has published an article in the British Medical Journal's Medical Humanities magazine that questions the commonly held belief that Jane A...

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Nov 25 2009

Well, *I* would pay to see it.

While looking up Jane Austen stuff surrounding the New York exhibition, I noticed that Lady Susan is being adapted by playwright Lucy Prebble (best known as the creator of the Secret Diary of a Ca...

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Nov 23 2009

Jane Austen's Real! Live! Stuff!

The Morgan Library & Museum is currently holding a Jane Austen exhibit featuring "more than 100 works, including her manuscripts, personal letters, and related materials". They've got letters bot...

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Nov 19 2009

I. Am. Appalled.

No, seriously.I was poking around my local Barnes and Noble last night, and I ran across this:My first reaction was a snicker. I mean, thank goodness Emily Bronte's novel has finally been approved...

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Nov 4 2009

Et tu, Del Rey?

Following in the (already tired) footsteps of Quirk's Jane Austen/horror story mash-ups, Del Rey has made plans to publish a book called Little Women and Werewolves.Now, I'm not much of a Little W...

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Nov 4 2009

Sense and Sensibility wears Prada!

Is it wrong that I fully intend to see this movie? I mean, I spend all this time complaining about bad Austen adaptations, but I never seem to learn.

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Oct 20 2009

Austen done wrong

The AustenBlog readers are still giving the recent BBC adaptation of Emma an overwhelming thumbs-down, and while I'm sorry to hear the show is so sucky I've been enjoying their complaints, which r...

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Oct 8 2009

Emma's reviews are in

And they're not pretty. AustenBlog readers have weighed in on the first episode (of four) of the most recent TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, and they're tossing around phrases like "huge disa...

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Oct 1 2009

Want to win a copy of The Other Mr. Darcy?

Then brush up on your Austen trivia, because Sourcebooks is having a contest to celebrate the release of Monica Fairview's new novel The Other Mr. Darcy. Beginning today, Ms. Fairview's blog will ...

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Sep 29 2009

The more the merrier?

Oh, look. Another book about Elizabeth worrying that she has lost Mr. Darcy to the charms of another. Just what the world needs!Five bucks says the central plot twist of this Pride and Prejudice c...

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