[Surfnetkids: 13 Feb 2013] Jane Austen

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#1. February 13, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Jane Austen

by Barbara J. Feldman

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Romantic novelist Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) achieved success in her lifetime with the publication of “Sense and Sensibility” in 1811, followed by four additional novels. And her continued popularity after two-hundred years is nothing short of phenomenal, with adaptations of nearly every kind continuing to spring up. Did you know that the 1999 “Clueless” movie and subsequent TV series is an updated “Emma,” modernized and placed in Beverly Hills?

Jane Austen
“Her [Jane Austen’s] timeless works – numbering just six complete novels have been turned into a plethora of motion pictures, spin-offs and modern retellings at an almost regular pace, and translated into multiple languages surpassing cultural boundaries in the process. These six works have gone to become something of a model formula for the romance stories we see today.” There is lots to enjoy at this Austen fan site, so be sure to check out these top pages: the Jane Austen biography, the timeline of her life, Regency Period fashions, and Authors Like Jane.

Jane Austen Society of North America
With over 4,500 members and 70 regional groups, the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) caters to Austen fans of all ages. Visit their website for a brief biography, a chronology of her works, maps of her novels, and pictures. “The only authenticated picture of Jane Austen is a small pencil and watercolor sketch made by her sister, Cassandra, which is displayed in low light and protected by a cover in the National Portrait Gallery in London.” Click through to the museum site to view it.

PBS Masterpiece: Jane Austen
Five of Austen’s “most beloved and timeless stories” have been turned into PBS Masterpiece specials: Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility. Click on the titles in the right-hand column to watch short clips from the movies, and then scroll down the page to a listing of the rest of the content. Best clicks include Bachelors of Highbury Quiz, Men of Austen, the Jane Austen biography, and Selected Resources which includes both websites and books.

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#6. Quote of the Week

“One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.” ~~ Jane Austen ~~ (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817) English novelist. Click here for more tolerance quotes.

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