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The Jane Austen Project

Author : Kathleen A. Flynn
ISBN : 9780062651266
Genre : Fiction
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Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel. London, 1815: Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. Turned away at a nearby inn, they are forced to travel by coach all night to London. They are not what they seem, but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a technologically advanced future, posing as wealthy West Indies planters—a doctor and his spinster sister. While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team from the future to “go back,” their mission is by far the most audacious: meet, befriend, and steal from Jane Austen herself. Carefully selected and rigorously trained by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics, disaster-relief doctor Rachel and actor-turned-scholar Liam have little in common besides the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in. Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate Austen’s circle via her favorite brother, Henry. But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the continuous convolutions of living a lie. While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated, Rachel fights to reconcile the woman she is with the proper lady nineteenth-century society expects her to be. As their portal to the future prepares to close, Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history intact and exactly as they found it…however heartbreaking that may prove.

English Literature For The Ib Diploma

Author : Carolyn P. Henly
ISBN : 9781510462984
Genre : Mathematics
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Everything you need to deliver a rich, concept-based approach for the new IB Diploma English Literature course. - Navigate seamlessly through all aspects of the syllabus with in-depth coverage of the new course structure and content - Investigate the three areas of exploration, concept connections and global issues in detail to help students become flexible, critical readers - Learn how to appreciate a variety of texts with a breadth of reading material and forms from a diverse pool of authors - Engaging activities are provided to test understanding of each topic and develop skills - guiding answers are available to check your responses - Identify opportunities to make connections across the syllabus, with explicit reference to TOK, EE and CAS

The Spirituality Of Jane Austen

Author : Paula Hollingsworth
ISBN : 9780745968612
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jane Austen was the daughter of one clergyman and the sister of others, and attended church throughout her life. Her memorial, when she died, spoke of her deep Christian faith, but was that just cant? In this celebratory book, Paula Hollingsworth explores Jane Austen's faith - which came to the fore in her behaviour, her letters, and also her books - both in her characters and the fates she assigned to them, based on their actions.

The Talk In Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen Society of North America
ISBN : 0888643748
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others.

The Complete Jane Austen Collection

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9780007522774
Genre : Fiction
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To coincide with the launch of The Austen Project this is an ebook bundle of Jane Austen’s six complete novels.

Sense And Sensibility

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9781101667194
Genre : Fiction
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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.


Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN : 9780007486304
Genre : Fiction
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘The book of the summer’ The Times 'Sheer joy... Giddy and glam and a hearty update of Pride and Prejudice’ Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

Northanger Abbey

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 9780802123015
Genre : Fiction
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A modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel finds bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joining her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falling for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets.

After Austen

Author : Lisa Hopkins
ISBN : 9783319958941
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of twelve new essays examines some of what Jane Austen has become in the two hundred years since her death. Some of the chapters explore adaptations or repurposings of her work while others trace her influence on a surprising variety of different kinds of writing, sometimes even when there is no announced or obvious debt to her. In so doing they also inevitably shed light on Austen herself. Austen is often considered romantic and not often considered political, but both those perceptions are challenged her, as is the idea that she is primarily a writer for and about women. Her books are comic and ironic, but they have been reworked and drawn upon in very different genres and styles. Collectively these essays testify to the extraordinary versatility and resonance of Austen’s books.

Pride And Prejudice

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : LCCN:80111876
Genre : Courtship
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Human foibles and early nineteenth century manners are satirized in this romantic tale of English family life.

Jane Austen Embroidery

Author : Jennie Batchelor
ISBN : 1911624407
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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15 beautiful embroidery projects from the era of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was as skilful with a needle as she was with a pen. This unique book from Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin showcases recently discovered 18th century embroidery patterns expertly repurposed into 15 exciting modern stitching projects. The patterns and projects are brought to life with glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives by lively historical features, quotes from Jane Austen’s letters and novels, enchanting illustrations and inspirational project photography. The book opens with an illustrated introduction on historical embroidery. Next comes the materials and methods section, clearly explaining the key stitches, as well as providing information on threads, fabrics and frames. The practical section includes 15 projects for modern items. The projects are divided into three chapters according to the item the 18th century pattern was originally intended for with patterns for different skill levels: Embroidered Clothes: Dressed to Impress: Projects include Simple Sprig Pattern (Two Ways), Pencil Case, Clutch Purse, Apron, Housewife. Embroidered Accessories: How Do You Like My Trimming?: Projects include Napkin Set, Mobile Phone Pouch, Tablet Sleeve, Jewellery Pouch, Muslin Shawl. Embroidery for the Home: A ‘Nest of Comforts’: Projects include Tea Box Top, Work Bag, Cushion, Sewing Set, Tablecloth. It is more than likely that Jane herself would have used these very patterns for her own embroidery, and now, with Jennie and Alison’s help, readers can stitch-a-long with Jane to make a selection of beautifully embroidered, practical items.

Jane Austen S Manuscript Works

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9781460401194
Genre : Fiction
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When Jane Austen died, at the age of 41, she left behind her not only six novels but a large number of manuscripts, ranging from juvenile works to the novel that she was writing at the time of her final illness. The six published novels are now undisputed classics. The manuscripts, however, despite the extraordinary writing they contain and the way in which they illuminate Jane Austen’s work as a novelist, are much less well known. From the brilliance of the juvenilia to the urbane modernity of ‘Sanditon’ these works show Austen pushing the conventional boundaries of fiction, exploring the implications of vulgarity and violence, experimenting with different styles and tones, and practicing and refining her arts of narrative. This Broadview Edition includes “Lady Susan,’ “The Watsons,” “Sanditon,” and ten important early manuscript works. Historical appendices include Austen’s letters on fiction; continuations written by Austen’s niece and nephew of two of her early works; and Sir Walter Scott’s important critical appraisal of Austen from 1816.


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Jane Austen In Hollywood

Author : Linda Troost
ISBN : 0813190061
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced -- an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.

Sense Sensibility

Author : Joanna Trollope
ISBN : 9780007461783
Genre : Fiction
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Joanna Trollope’s much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility launches The Austen Project and is already one of the most talked about books of the year.

Matters Of Fact In Jane Austen

Author : Janine Barchas
ISBN : 9781421407319
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, Janine Barchas makes the bold assertion that Jane Austen’s novels allude to actual high-profile politicians and contemporary celebrities as well as to famous historical figures and landed estates. Barchas is the first scholar to conduct extensive research into the names and locations in Austen’s fiction by taking full advantage of the explosion of archival materials now available online. According to Barchas, Austen plays confidently with the tension between truth and invention that characterizes the realist novel. Of course, the argument that Austen deployed famous names presupposes an active celebrity culture during the Regency, a phenomenon recently accepted by scholars. The names Austen plucks from history for her protagonists (Dashwood, Wentworth, Woodhouse, Tilney, Fitzwilliam, and many more) were immensely famous in her day. She seems to bank upon this familiarity for interpretive effect, often upending associations with comic intent. Barchas re-situates Austen’s work closer to the historical novels of her contemporary Sir Walter Scott and away from the domestic and biographical perspectives that until recently have dominated Austen studies. This forward-thinking and revealing investigation offers scholars and ardent fans of Jane Austen a wealth of historical facts, while shedding an interpretive light on a new aspect of the beloved writer's work.

A Memoir Of Jane Austen

Author : James Edward Austen-Leigh
ISBN : 9780191606366
Genre : Literary Collections
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'I doubt whether it would be possible to mention any author of note, whose personal obscurity was so complete.' James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions. This edition brings together for the first time these three memoirs, and also includes Jane's brother Henry Austen's 'Biographical Notice' of 1818 and his lesser known 'Memoir' of 1833, making a unique biographical record. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mr Darcy S Seaside Romance

Author : Violet King
Genre : Fiction
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After Mr. Darcy's disastrous proposal at Rosings, will Brighton offer a second chance? Safeguarding Lydia's virtue is no easy task. Not with Lydia throwing herself into trouble at every opportunity. The flirting. The gambling hell. Mr. Wickham! And when Mr. Darcy arrives in Brighton, Lydia's virtue is not the only thing at stake. Can Elizabeth save her sister without risking her heart? Hiding the betrayal of a friend is no easy task. Especially not when Mr. Bingley drags Mr. Darcy to Brighton before Darcy can verify the truth of Miss Jane Bennet's continuing affection. Add Wickham, smugglers, and Miss Elizabeth Bennet to the mix, and friendship is not the only thing at stake. Can Darcy prove himself worthy of a second chance before Elizabeth breaks his heart again? Find out in Mr. Darcy's Seaside Romance, a new addition to the Jane Austen Challenge: All Go to Brighton Project! Mr. Darcy's Seaside Romance is a sweet novel of 53,000 words with a touch of danger and a healthy dash of romance, all sealed with a kiss. Mr. Darcy's Seaside Romance book is a part of the "Jane Austen Challenge: All Go To Brighton" project. The Jane Austen Challenge asks authors of Jane Austen inspired romances to write a book of any length which includes a featured plot point in their story. For this one, the inaugural, it's Brighton! If you love Pride and Prejudice, start reading Mr. Darcy's Seaside Romance today! Wonderful for lovers of books about Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, Pride & Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice Variation, Pride & Prejudice Variations, Mr. Bennet, Longbourn, Steamy Pride and Prejudice Variation, JAFF, Jane Austen Fanfiction, Jane Austen Fanfic, Austen inspired works, Darcy and Elizabeth, Elizabeth Bennet, Pemberley, Lydia Bennet, Pride and Prejudice spin off books, books on Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice book book, Pride and Prejudice book Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice book Elizabeth, Pride and Prejudice remake books, Pride and Prejudice romance books, rare books Pride and Prejudice, romance books like Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice style books, Pride and Prejudice series books, books similar to Pride and Prejudice romance, Pride and Prejudice themed books, Pride and Prejudice the books, books similar to Pride and Prejudice, books related to Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice variation books, books with Pride and Prejudice theme, books written about Pride and Prejudice, books to compare with Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy books, set in Pemberley, Sweet Romance and Great Beach Reads!

Pride Preju Knits

Author : Trixie von Purl
ISBN : 9780062405302
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Knit your way through the incredible world of Jane Austen’s beloved novels, from Pemberley to Mansfield Park, and create your favorite Austen characters, including Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Emma Woodhouse, and more with this delightful collection of twelve knitting projects from the famed craftsman, Austen enthusiast, and author of Knit Your Own Kama Sutra, Trixie von Purl. Knitting maven Trixie von Purl helps knitters and Austen fans create the world of Jane Austen like never before with this inventive and unique craft book. Featuring a high-class art, Pride & Preju-knits gathers together the best sassy heroines and brooding heroes from all six of Austen’s beloved and widely acclaimed novels, including Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley, and Marianne Dashwood and Mr. Willoughby. Following the complete pattern instructions for stitching each character, knitters can also recreate scenes involving these handsome Regency ladies and gentlemen. Capture Mr. Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth, the Netherfield Park ball, and Willoughby rescuing Marianne in the rain. Engage your yarn skills to fabricate extravagant stately homes, opulent tea parties, the rolling English countryside, and other genteel settings that are the essence of Austen. Pride & Preju-knits also features a wide-variety of additional patterns for bonnets, breeches, lacy parasols, and other charming accessories. Each scene featured in Pride & Preju-knits is accompanied by Trixie’s own hilarious interpretation, clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns, and instructions to guide readers through every stage of the project. Specially commissioned photographs accompany the instructions throughout so that readers can easily visualize every step.

Emma The Jane Austen Illustrated Edition

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9781402256790
Genre : Fiction
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This special edition of Emma includes the famous illustrations by Charles Edmond Brock, created in 1898. Brock and his brothers were all successful illustrators of the day and often posed for each other using costumes, props and furniture in their Cambridge studio. Brock's younger brother, Henry, also illustrated Austen's books and joined him in illustrating other Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions. In conceiving Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen set out to create a heroine "whom no-one but myself will much like." A naive and spoiled young lady, she is at the pinnacle of local society and lives with her doddering father. Her neighbor Mr. Knightley is the hero of the tale. Ten years her senior, he sees Emma's faults, and delights in pointing them out to her. Emma, as an heiress, has no need to marry, but she feels strongly that her less fortunate friends must certainly do so, and she is tireless in promoting the best interests of those she holds dear. Her first project is her new friend Harriet Smith, a young lady of unknown parentage, but sweet disposition. After thoroughly disrupting a match between Harriet and a handsome young local farmer, Emma pushes Harriet to aim for the vicar, who himself has his eye on Emma. By the time that misunderstanding is untangled, Emma has Mr. Knightley thoroughly disapproving of her. Against the backdrop of Highbury society, Emma is a charming tale of a young woman coming of age, learning to mind her own business, and discovering her own heart resides with the strong, steadfast gentleman next door.

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