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Jane Austen Novels

Why Jane Austen Should Be Your Feminist Role Model

Sinéad Murphy | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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...

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...

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.

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. ...

How To Spend Money Like Jane Austen

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Reprinted from Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift by Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., C...

Why I Hate Jane Austen

Abby Rogers | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Abby Rogers

After about two decades of being a voracious reader, I'm still at a loss as to why so many people have elevated Jane Austen to the level of literary herodom. To put it bluntly, I just don't the seemingly female-gender-wide obsession with Ms. Austen.

Jane Austen Weekly: The End

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Austen died before putting the final polish on Persuasion. She was only forty-one. But "in fiction, . . . blessedly, the dead return to life." Despite her fears about women writers, Jane Austen never was deserted. Her influence is endless. The pen remains in her hand.

Jane Austen Weekly: The Truth About Irony

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

These days, I'm having a lot of trouble with irony. Sometimes I'm even afraid of the concept. Imagine that -- a literature professor afraid of irony. Isn't that ironic? Why am I afraid?

Jane Austen Weekly: The Burden of Gratitude

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.20.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

My class has just finished discussing Mansfield Park, and we are about to start Emma. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the combination is fortuitous. Among other things, both novels depict the pain of gratitude.

Jane Austen Weekly: Spare Me the Political Narrative

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Unlike the typical politician, Austen always signals the artificiality of her narratives. If only political narratives -- or all the pundits insisting we need them -- could be as honest. But what politician says, "enjoy the artificiality of my American success story?"

Jane Austen Weekly: Mitt Romney Is No Mr. Darcy

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

How are Mitt Romney and Mr. Darcy similar? Let me count the ways.

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.

Jane Austen Weekly: The Brain and Mind

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Among her countless accomplishments, Jane Austen is making news in the field of neuroscience.

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.

Travels With Jane Austen

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

My favorite memory of Emma is reading it in a hammock at the edge of my uncle's orchard outside Tel-Aviv. I loved it best among her books at the time, and I'd brought it with me almost as a talisman since I'd never been so far from home.

Edith Wharton Is Hot

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Nobody's expecting Wharton to ever be as popular as Jane Austen. After all, Wharton had a much more jaundiced view of life than Austen did, and she's unlikely to be hijacked as a writer of romances, the way Austen has been.

9 Facts You Didn't Know About Jane Austen

Deirdre Le Faye | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Deirdre Le Faye

Most of them are addressed to her beloved sister Cassandra, and afford a unique and irresistible insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative - the equivalent of telephone calls between the sisters - and read much like the novels themselves.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Unpublished Jane Austen Manuscript Coming Up For Auction

Yahoo! News || Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

The only major Jane Austen manuscript still in private hands comes up for auction on July 14th, auction house Sotheby's said on Monday....

Jane Austen and Tango

Patrizia Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrizia Chen

I just realized why I love Jane Austen so much and always did. It's not just that I grew up with her, reading every single of her books (alas, in Italian); it's because her novels are pure tangos!