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Jane Austen

Claire Fallon

Modern Film Adaptations Of Jane Austen, Ranked

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books

Dec. 16 is Jane Austen’s 239th birthday, and in the past two centuries, her seminal novels have been read and reread passionately by generations. Mo...

7 Off-the-Wall Literary Gifts

Beth Bartlett | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Beth Bartlett

Why be subtle when you can be sassy and weird? Tap directly into their favorite bookish fandom with one of these unusual offerings.

Bedlam Overtakes Jane Austen, While F. Scott Fitzgerald Sings

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

New York theatergoers with an adventurous spirit -- or mainstream theatergoers unafraid to venture off off Broadway when recommendations warrant -- are being rewarded this month with special treats of high quality and relatively low price.

4 Fake Quotes by Famous Authors to Watch Out For

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a font of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take the line that tops the list of George Eliot quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

10 Classic 'Pride And Prejudice' Covers, From Beautiful To Bizarre

Margaret C. Sullivan | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Margaret C. Sullivan

Jane Austen may have died in 1817, but her novels have survived more than 200 years -- not only survived, but they've been reinterpreted in a hundred different ways, none more so than her most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Why Cornel West Loves Jane Austen

Kathleen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Kathleen Anderson

A "great book," to West, is one that most effectively addresses "the challenge of trying to be a decent person in the world. There is no more fundamental question."

Theater: Jane Austen On Stage? Bedlam Ensues!

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's theater that exults in the marriage of their talents and your imagination to create something special that needs no elaborate sets or frippery. The Chekhov is good (no small feat). The Austen is delightful and near masterful. And I will be certain to see whatever they do next.

Maureen Ryan

Jane Austen Lovers Unite

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment

Here's a great fan-fiction scenario you can have for free: Finn Polmar from "The Good Wife," Clara Oswald from "Doctor Who" and Philip Jennings from "...

From Lizzy Bennet to Fanny Price: My Jane Austen Journey

Mackenzie Broderick | Posted 10.18.2014 | 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.

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.

Jane Austen Gives You The Life Advice You've Always Needed

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books

The author of marriage-plot novels so aspirational they've caused generations of women to swoon, Jane Austen has come to symbolize unadulterated senti...

Film Review: Inherent Vice. Not Groovy, Man. A Total Bummer.

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Amazon.com. Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps. Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

WHOOPS! Huge Mistake On 'Miss America' Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.15.2014 | Style

Looks like someone at the "Miss America" pageant is lacking a little sense and sensibility. During Sunday night's broadcast, bits of trivia about e...

"Visions" a Talk With Kelley Armstrong

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.

One Last Nora Ephron Script Will Become A Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Calling all "You've Got Mail" obsessives: Nora Ephron's work will return to the big screen once more. Two years after the celebrated writer and dir...

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 ...

I Like Jane Austen's Novels, But I Certainly Don't Want to Live Like That

Heather Boushey | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Boushey

I would like to encourage more women, and especially more feminists, to pick up Piketty's tome and give it a read. It's a good book and what you learn may be quite important for your and your children's economic future.

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

Why You Can't Get Enough of Mr. Darcy

Oyster Books | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

We examine one of the most timeless (and studly) of literary heartthrobs: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. 200 years and 20 million books sold later, we have quantified the swoon.

IMAGES: The Most Fashionable Looks From Jane Austen's Era

Posted 03.24.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain [British Library, $45.00]. One of the earliest pu...

Jane Austen, 'Game Theorist?' Try 'Subversive Sitcom Scribe'

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

The world of Jane Austen is growing steadily larger. While the focus of her fiction is notoriously narrow, geographically speaking, the world of her readers, viewers, and fans continues to expand with every new book, movie, TV series, and sequel based on the original.

Needs a Rewrite: Great Authors' First Draft Revisions

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Moby Dick" Herman Melville "Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael." "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway "He was an old man ...

8 Couples Who Remind Us Of Elizabeth And Darcy

Zola Books | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Zola Books

In vain they struggled, but it wouldn't do. Their feelings would not be repressed, and as readers, we eagerly read on as their love overcame them and finally culminated in a moment of passion and truth.