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Jane Austen

Thank You, Jane Austen

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I fell in love repeatedly in college. With authors. I was an English major and reeled from one new passion to another. Some of them feel like youthf...

Is This Jane Austen? | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books


Was Jane Austen Murdered?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

Until yesterday, Jane Austen was thought to have died of bovine tuberculosis or Hodgkin's lymphoma, a strain of cancer. But crime writer, Lindsay Ashf...

Was Jane Austen Murdered?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: Nearly two centuries after her death, it’s still unclear what killed Jane Austen. Biographers have attributed Austen’s demise ...

Pride and Prejudice 2: This Time It's Murder

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.17.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- P.D. James could hold back no longer. The 91-year-old detective novelist said Wednesday she was glad to finally complete a long-desired p...

For the Exhausted Author, Wellness Is on the T.V.

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 12.13.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

Television. It's the greatest invention ever. Who needs Omega fats and deep breathing and flowing linen when you can wear the leggings & ripped t-shirt you slept in while gnawing on fancy beef jerky?

Literature's Most Attractive (And Repellent) Leading Men

Posted 12.11.2011 | Books

By Christine Spines via Word & Film Stephenie Meyer’s decision to produce “Austenland” — a film about a woman so obsessed with the taciturn...

Jane Austen Takes No Prisoners

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.19.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Austen excelled at wielding the skewer. Lady Catherine de Bourgh is an obvious example in Pride and Prejudice. But the book holds worse.

Kate Winslet: The Antidote for Contagion -- and Now She's Won an Emmy!

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.

Of Tempests and Teapots

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two Bay area theatre companies are currently staging literary classics. One has put a daring new spin on a 400-year-old Shakespearean play; the other is staging a British adaptation of a beloved novel that is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its publication.

Loving Jane Austen

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.31.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Jane Austen is so popular these days she's probably been a write-in candidate in more than one election. Who knows, she might even have won some of them. I'd vote for her.

Famous Last Words: Writers' Final Words Before Death

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

A writer's life revolves around always knowing what to say and how to say it. But in the face of death, you'd think fear, pain and pressure would trum...

Pride and Prejudice and Hebrews

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I've published twenty books in genres from memoir to mystery but I never thought of doing an Austen mashup until I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombie...

Texting Is So 19th Century

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Pamela Newton

It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication.

Gigi Stone's Jane Austen Wedding

Anisha Lakhani | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York
Anisha Lakhani

"I want a Jane Austen wedding," American television correspondent and anchor Gigi Stone declared shortly after Ian Woods proposed to her last year. Wo...

The Spider That Won't Die, Professor Ai Weiwei And More

Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

Jane Austen Manuscript Sold For $1.6 Million One of Jane Austen’s original, unfinished manuscripts was sold at Sotheby’s in London this past Th...

How Much Did Jane Austen's Unfinished Manuscript Auction For?

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

LONDON — An unfinished early Jane Austen manuscript sold at auction in London on Thursday for almost $1.6 million, triple its highest pre-sale e...

The 10 Best Literary Picnics

The Observer | Kate Kellaway | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

In a boat, in the nude, with cold chicken, warm bananas, Mr Knightley or Mole…...

Kate Middleton & Jane Austen Cousins

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 08.28.2011 | Style

We're all well-acquainted with Pippa, James, Carole and Michael...but meet another addition to the former-Kate Middleton's family tree: Jane Austen. Y...

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.

Which Sexy Book Character Do You Want To Sleep With?

Zoe Triska | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

It's a very personal question to ask but we didn't let that stop us, and readers really seemed to want to let us know which book characters they'd mo...

A Woman's Tale Of Survival In The Surf Of Death And Taxes

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media
Jamie Stiehm

First-time author Carol Ross Joynt's book, Innocent Spouse, is a contribution to strengthening sisterhood through the written word. A memoir like this speaks directly to you, Reader, in a more vivid voice than a novel.

Feminine Tosh

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

At Printer's Row Book Festival in Chicago last weekend, a big topic of conversation was a remark by a prominent male writer that no woman writer was his equal. He used the term "feminine tosh."Tosh" swiftly became the buzz word of the weekend.

Less Famous Literary Masterpieces

Dave Astor | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

There are plenty of cases where an author's masterpiece deserves the top billing it gets in the author's canon. But then there are the cases where a writer's most famous book is not the writer's best book.

Jane Austen Porn: We're All Guilty

Bill Deresiewicz | Posted 08.09.2011 | Books
Bill Deresiewicz

Movies, miniseries, fan fiction, stage adaptations, operas, zombies -- now this, the X-rated version. Everyone wants to play.