Posts tagged with jane-austen

Sep 16 2009

Mutating Austen: a how-to guide

Slate is currently featuring an essay called "How I wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters", by Quirk Books author Ben H. Winters. I'm still not paying to read his book, but I have to give t...

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Sep 4 2009

Emma on the TV

Take note, dear readers: AustenBlog is saying that the BBC's new version of Emma is due to air "early in October". And while that means that us poor souls in the States won't get to see it until 2...

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Jul 23 2009

Charmingly unique, or just ridiculous?

Eh, flip a coin, right?AustenBlog has just posted a review of a book called Prawn and Prejudice, and they seem to really like it... although I'd read it based on the title alone. I might be bored ...

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Jul 21 2009

Jane Austen: now with 100% more tentacles

I'm still not thrilled by the [Jane Austen novel] + [random monster] formula, but I have to give Quirk Classics credit: this is the best-quality book trailer I've ever seen.Seriously, choose a d...

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Jul 17 2009

Not again.

Sweet. Cheesy. Pete.

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Jun 15 2009

Nervous from the get-go...

Maya Slater's, um, unique reworking of Pride and Prejudice, The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy, is finally out here in the U.S., and I'm wrestling with temptation. I strongly suspect I will regret rea...

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May 19 2009

Pride and Prejudice (Marvel Comic), by Jane Austen

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Well, I just got the second issue of Marvel's Pride and Prejudice comic book, and I think it's even worse than the first one. I'm not sure where to start with my complaints, so I'll just type 'em up as they come to me...

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May 12 2009

The wit and wisdom of Mary Bennet

Amanda Grange, author of the novel Mr. Darcy's Diary, pictured at right (not to be confused with this Mr. Darcy's Diary), has written a delightful collection of diary entries featuring Miss Mary B...

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May 8 2009

Recycling: Jane Austen edition

Oooh, forum posters at the Republic of Pemberley have dug up several photos of the upcoming film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. I don't understand why they cast Johnny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightl...

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Mar 6 2009

Jane Austen Ruined My Life, by Beth Pattillo

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Beth Pattillo’s Jane Austen Ruined My Life is the latest (and one of the more interesting) examples of the many, many novels inspired by Jane Austen’s life and work. Recently divorced American co...

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Mar 4 2009

Pride and Prejudice comic book adaptation sneak peek!

Marvel's posted the first five pages, and, in a word, HOLY MOLY.I'm sorry to say this, but Mrs. Bennet looks like a drag queen and the five sisters look like the Pussycat Dolls. They did so well ...

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Feb 19 2009

Downward Spiral, Part II

NPR's All Things Considered mentioned the Austen + Predator story, too. I particularly enjoyed their audio editing job, which combined samples from the 1995 TV version of Pride and Prejudice with...

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Feb 18 2009

Downward Spiral

Please, movie gods, tell me this is a joke:Elton John's Rocket Pictures hopes to make the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends.Will Clark is set to direct "Pride a...

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Feb 12 2009

Them's fightin' words

The List Universe has made a list of the 10 Most Overrated Novels, and number one is Jane Austen's Emma, which they describe as "light summer reading for teenage girls". Emma is my least favorite...

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Feb 11 2009

Jane Austen + zombies = comedy gold?

Coming soon to a bookstore near you:Man... couldn't they have started off with a book that actually would have been improved with a few zombies? Like, say, Wuthering Heights? Just the thought of...

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Jan 30 2009

Bonnets are REVIVED!

Remember that post about the death of costumed dramas on the BBC? Well, apparently the BBC didn't mean it, because it has been CONFIRMED that they will be producing a FOUR-HOUR-LONG adaptation of ...

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Jan 23 2009

More Pride and Prejudice comic book news...

Click here to take a gander at the upcoming Marvel comic book adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice... and while you're at it, take a second to point and snicker at that Anita Blake cover.

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Jan 21 2009

Any (moderately) rich Austen fans out there?

Behold, a "steampunk Jane Austen" necklace, on sale at etsy for $49.99:The necklace is made of a vintage pocket watch, with a resin-coated picture of Jane Austen and vintage pearl and rhinestone d...

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Jan 9 2009

Maybe in a public library?

Another tidbit via AustenBlog:The Telegraph is reporting that the oil painting of Colin Firth-as-Mr. Darcy (the one Elizabeth stares up at in fourth episode of the 1995 miniseries's version of Pem...

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Dec 22 2008

Stephen Colbert hearts Jane Austen

As well he should, of course.In honor of Jane Austen's birthday last week, the Stephen Colbert-centric site No Fact Zone has collected Mr. Colbert's Top Three References to Jane Austen for your vi...

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Dec 16 2008

Contest news

Today, dear readers, is my beloved Jane Austen's birthday, and the fine folks at AustenBlog are celebrating with a couple of contests: send them an e-mail to enter to win either a free copy of Ama...

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Dec 11 2008

Pride and Prejudice, condensed

Behold: Austenbook![Via AustenBlog]

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Nov 19 2008

Thanks again, Canada!

A (totally brilliant, obviously) British Columbia-area computer programmer has created an alternative to lorem ipsum: randomly-generated lines from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

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Nov 10 2008

One last pumpkin and we're done, promise...

But how could we pass up a Jane Austen pumpkin?

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Oct 14 2008

Colleen McCullough takes on Jane Austen

Wow! Thanks to AustenBlog, I now know that Colleen McCullough (author of The Thorn Birds, which missed inclusion on the Wordcandy-approved List of Unreadable Books by inches) has written a Pride ...

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Sep 12 2008

Brave or foolhardy? It's a tough call.

Have any of you read Abigail Reynolds's Pride and Prejudice "variations"? She appears to have written several, each one featuring an alternate ending for the novel. Her previous stories are availa...

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Sep 10 2008

Which Austen heroine are you?

I love the internet, dear readers. Take the Quiz here!

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Aug 21 2008

Lost in Austen: Part II

While the film mentioned below gives me the heebie-jeebies, I have no problem with the (unconnected) book of the same title:C'mon! It's an Austen choose-your-own-adventure with totally awesome co...

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Aug 21 2008

Lost In Austen

Remember my earlier post about fanfic authors gone mad? Well, that's how I feel about ITV's upcoming film Lost in Austen:Yeah, the heroine looks cute, and if it was a book I wasn't so close to, I...

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Aug 12 2008

My eyes, they bleed...

Sweet Georgia peaches!Annnnnnd here's the publisher's description:"Mr. Darcy just isn't Flip Allison's style. She prefers novels with hot sex on the bathroom sink to the mannerly, high-tension lon...

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