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Northanger Abbey

The Jane Austen Weekly: Sex Organs and Sexual Difference

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.27.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

What does any of this have to do with prim and proper Jane Austen? How could such a fuddy-duddy author discuss sex organs? But she does.

The Jane Austen Weekly: 'Northanger Abbey' and the Presidential Campaign

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Granted, the heroine has been accused of flirting with an idiot, not of ending the welfare-to-work requirement (as Romney said of Obama), or of causing a woman to die of cancer (as an Obama super PAC ad implied of Romney). Nevertheless, the campaign against Catherine has not been "dictated by fact-checkers."

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.