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Why Jane Austen Should Be Your Feminist Role Model

Sinéad Murphy | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Sinéad Murphy

What are we to learn from Austen's brand of feminism? Nothing more or less than this: that feminist ideas mean very very little in the abstract, for they still require a strategy to make them work in the world.

The Economics Of Jane Austen

The Atlantic | Shannon Chamberlain | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

When Jane Austen died in 1817, her reinvention began. Her brother Henry Austen published, as the preface to the posthumous edition of Northanger Abbey...

Even Jane Austen Characters Are Against Feminism Now

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books

History will remember this week as the week we learned everyone and everything on the Internet is actually against feminism. Women. Cats, or at least ...

Zoë Triska

9 Reasons Mr. Knightley Is WAY Better Than Mr. Darcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the phrase "it is a truth universally acknowledged" is one of the most overused book phrases of all time. ...

10 Essential Reads For Jane Austen Lovers

| Posted 08.02.2013 | Books

By Kate Hutchings for Riffle: Did you hear? January 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Pride and Prejudice". For most reader...

How To Spend Money Like Jane Austen

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Reprinted from Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift by Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., C...

Why I Hate Jane Austen

Abby Rogers | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Abby Rogers

After about two decades of being a voracious reader, I'm still at a loss as to why so many people have elevated Jane Austen to the level of literary herodom. To put it bluntly, I just don't the seemingly female-gender-wide obsession with Ms. Austen.

Happy Birthday Jane Austen: 8 Life Lessons The Great Author Taught Me

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.15.2013 | Books
Zoë Triska

Today would have been Jane Austen's 237th birthday (she was born in 1775). And yet, she's endured. Some might say that her advice for women is old-fashioned ("It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

9 Love Lessons From Jane Austen

Rebecca M. Smith | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Rebecca M. Smith

Jane faced some pretty tricky dilemmas of her own. We know that she decided that there was no point in having a Pemberley if it came with a Mr. Rushworth or a Mr. Collins instead of a Mr. Darcy. Here are nine lessons in love as taught by Jane Austen.

More Jane Austen! The Books You Don't Know

Rachel M. Brownstein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books
Rachel M. Brownstein

So you think you know Jane Austen? Here are some works you may not have discovered yet.