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If The Characters Of 'Pride And Prejudice' Could Text

Mallory Ortberg | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Mallory Ortberg

If you've ever wondered what Lizzie and Jane's lives would have been like if their overbearing mother could reach them 24/7 to discuss their dwindling marriage prospects, look no further than Ortberg's wonderfully playful book. The only thing missing? Bridal emojis.

From Lizzy Bennet to Fanny Price: My Jane Austen Journey

Mackenzie Broderick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mackenzie Broderick

At age 12, my obliviousness was a survival instinct. As my peers experimented with make-up and clothes, I wore a sports bra to school, my hair frizzing into the stratosphere. Most days were spent doing what I loved best -- reading.

Enough Already With the Dumb Quizzes

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Those annoying Buzzfeed, Quizilla and Quizfarm et al quizzes have been clogging my Facebook news feed for months at a rate that now surpasses the petition requests, memes and revolting photos of the disgusting gourmet slop people had for dinner.

Love, Eventually

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

Unlike Jane Austen's novels, which always end with the marriage ceremony, I Give It a Year starts with the orange blossom, embarrassing best man's speech and the groom's ill-advised novelty dance.

Lizzie Bennet Diaries Modernizes Pride and Prejudice for the YouTube Generation

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Shira Lazar

The stars of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries YouTube phenomenon -- Ashley Clements (Lizzie Bennet) and Daniel Vincent Gordh (William Darcy) -- join What's Trending to answer fan questions about the webcam adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen Weekly: Elizabeth Bennet's Brain Scan

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

In Pride and Prejudice, the reward for meticulous critical scrutiny is self-consciousness, intellectual expansion and moral growth. Long before the invention of fMRIs, Jane Austen knew that close reading was good for the brain... and for the soul.

Are The Kardashians The Modern Day Bennets?

Hanna Flint | Posted 12.10.2012 | Home
Hanna Flint

It's not too much of a stretch to consider the Kardashian clan as the modern day Bennet family, but for the sake of the youngest members let's hope it's not too late to rewrite their story.

Easy Reader: In Death Comes to Pemberley P. D. James Takes on Jane Austen, Sort Of

David Finkle | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
David Finkle

Maybe in declaring my dissatisfaction with the 81-year-old James's newest work, I'm committing a not uncommon reviewer's sin: reviewing the book I think ought to have been written.