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Jane Austen Porn: We're All Guilty

(10) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 4:06 PM

Pornographic Austen? The LA Times reported this week about a "raunchy new version" of Pride and Prejudice that promises lots of kinky sex, "the book Jane Austen would have written, if only she'd had the nerve!" The obvious thing to say about this is that it reaches...

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12 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Jane Austen (PHOTOS)

(44) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 8:47 AM

Sometimes I feel like everything I know about life I learned by reading Jane Austen. The funny thing is, I never wanted to read her in the first place. I was 26, a pompous young graduate student who preferred to associate himself with the big, masculine modernist heroes: James Joyce,...

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