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Jane Austen

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 03.18.2014 | 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.

This 'Pride And Prejudice' Proposal Will Make You Swoon

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Bookworms and hopeless romantics everywhere have long dreamed about their very own Mr. Darcy, coming in to fill their lives with banter, sexual tensio...

These Aren't Your Grandma's Reading Glasses

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Eventually, we all wear reading glasses, right? As some are fond of saying, it isn't that our eyes fail, it's that our arms just shrink. The bottom li...

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. ...

The Healing Power Of Reading Books

Claire Fallon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Claire Fallon

I've lost count of how many times I've read Pride and Prejudice. I've even lost count of how many copies of it I've owned over the years

Can Guys Write Romance Novels?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
John Blumenthal

Hoping to cash in on the insanely lucrative market for romance novels, I decided to write one with my friend, Barry Golson. Granted, the genre is dominated by women, but so what? How hard could it be?

Great Wallflowers in Literature

Maya Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Some of the most popular and well-known heroines of literature are the outspoken troublemakers. Think Scarlett O'Hara, Anne of Green Gables, Emma Woodhouse, Becky Sharpe or Lady Macbeth. And then there are the wallflowers.

Trollope's Austen Update Is Too Faithful to Austen

Deborah Yaffe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Deborah Yaffe

Trollope is a nimble novelist, but her slavish devotion to every twist and turn in Austen's story makes her book a pale, unsatisfying shadow of the dark, edgy original.

WATCH: The Daily Rituals Of Creative Geniuses

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

Everyone loves advice from people who have reached the highest echelons of success. Hearing about what extremely powerful people do each day or how th...

The Dumbest Online Dating Profiles I Never Saw

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.17.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Hey handsome! If you friend me, I'll friend you! I'm looking for a guy who "likes" Facebook as much as I do.

7 Movies and a Regression Model to Predict How Austenland Will Impact Weddings

Carmen Feliciano | Posted 10.27.2013 | Weddings
Carmen Feliciano

And while Jane Austen has provided some (mis)guidance on relationships, we in the world of weddings want to know one thing: Will grooms start going down the aisle in breeches? Or put another way, will this movie impact wedding trends?

Hit and Myth: Austenland

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Austenland celebrates Janeite fantasies and deconstructs them. As part of the package, guests are re-named in the style of Austen characters, and given a wardrobe. Jane's new name is "Miss Erstwhile"; her room is in the servants' wing.

Keri Russell on the Art of Eating, Afternoon Wine, and Bad Music

Bon Appetit | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

For Austenland star Keri Russell, an afternoon glass of wine is totally fine. Bad music? Not so much.

The Book Series 'Twilight' Author Is 'Obsessed' With

Posted 08.14.2013 | Books

Popsugar interviewed Twilight author Stephenie Meyer about to talk about her production work with upcoming film "Austenland," her Jane Austen ador...

WATCH: Stephenie Meyer On Her Jane Austen Obsession

Posted 08.13.2013 | Books

Twilight saga author Stephenie Meyer joined "Austenland" director Jerusha Hess on HuffPost Live this morning to talk about the upcoming film (Meyer pr...

New Bid To Buy Jane Austen's Ring Back From Kelly Clarkson

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books

LONDON — A Jane Austen museum said Monday it has received 100,000 pounds ($155,000) from an anonymous benefactor to help it buy the writer's rin...

Pemberly Digital Finds Success Bringing Jane Austen To YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

The stars of Pemberley Digital's "Welcome To Sanditon" YouTube series - Kyle Walters, Allison Paige and Daniel Vincent Gordh - explain what it's lik...

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...

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.

Threats Highlight The Thin Line Online Trolls Can Walk

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — If Twitter is the chirping chatterbox of the Internet, trolls are its dark underground denizens. The collision of the t...

Jane Austen Is Now On England's 10-Pound Note!

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books

LONDON — Jane Austen will become the new face on England's 10-pound notes – in an attempt to add a little pride and fight the prejudice ag...

'Happy Ending For All Them White Girls!'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes keeps it classy this week, illuminating the irony at work in Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice. Sure, it may have a "happy ending for all t...