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Pride And Prejudice

“My boyfriend organized a surprise <i>Pride & Prejudice</i>-themed proposal for me!”<p>“I walked in the house, not expecting my sister to seize me and start …

If you’re besotted by the Victorian world, beware the era’s reality

By Caitlin Flanagan<p><i>Caitlin Flanagan is a contributing editor at the Atlantic and the author of “Girl Land.”</i><p>Oh, did Constant Reader heave a big sigh when she saw the title of this new book: “Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners.” She expected another “I. Have. No. …

To Do Today: 'Will & Jane,' Sumac, and Handsome Hound

<b>Shakespeare</b>’s work has inspired books, films, and musicals in addition to centuries’ worth of doctoral dissertations and scholarly research. Another …

The Library at Pemberley

See How Jane Austen Edited Her Abandoned Novel Using Pins

Jane Austen Used Pins to Edit Her Abandoned Manuscript, The Watsons https://t.co/Svx8yaFTsH pic.twitter.com/hyX48hFAxT<p>— Open Culture (@openculture) …

A Sense of Obligation: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Desire and Obligation Book 1) Kindle Edition

*New Cover July 2017.<br>*Look for the sequel: Domestic Felicity: Love Under Fire in 2018!<p>One night changes everything.<p>After weeks of fighting his …

The perfect holiday let for Jane Austen fans

Just beyond a 400-year-old sweet chestnut tree, its bark twirled into football-sized knots, Francis Plumptre stops and points to a neat path cut through the forest foliage. The scene, all lacy cow-parsley, tangles of blackberry flowers and glistening green leaves, is quintessentially English and …

Bitesize bio series launches with Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Jane Austen: An Illustrated Biography</i> and<p><i>Virginia Woolf: An Illustrated Biography</i><p>by Zena Alkayat (author) and …

'Bridget Jones's Baby': Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth Battle

By the end of the Universal Pictures preview, they’re even mistaken for a same-sex couple<p>Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) probably needs to start …

Universal Pictures

Regency Dancing with Alanna Lucas

I am thrilled to welcome my good friend, Alanna Lucas, to the salon today. Alanna brings news of Regency dancing and asks when it comes to etiquette, …

Watch Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey Fight Over Renée Zellweger in New Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

The new trailer for <i>Bridget Jones’s Baby</i> reveals more about the upcoming movie starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. Looks like …

Fashion for the Regency Gentleman ~ Cover that manly chest!

<b>Let’s start with a brief background–</b><p>Gentlemen’s fashions of the Regency Era – broadly 1795-1825 – arise from the equestrian clothing of English …

Bridget Jones’s Baby character posters featuring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey

Universal Pictures has released three character posters for the upcoming romantic comedy <b>Bridget Jones’s Baby</b> featuring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth …

From PVC to Jane Austen: Gucci's menswear hits new levels of eccentricity

With references to TS Eliot, Marco Polo and fishermen, Alessandro Michele’s spring/summer 2017 show in Milan made the recent collections – with their clashing prints and 1970s styling – seem tame<p>It might have been Gucci’s last ever dedicated menswear show, but it was business as usual on the Milan …

Through Every Storm: A Pride and Prejudice Novella Kindle Edition

Forced to marry. Deeply in love. If only each knew the other's heart.<p>A gambler, a profligate and forcibly married to the silly daughter of a country …

An Illustrated Celebration of Jane Austen’s Life

“She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow.”<p>After visiting my alma mater to deliver a commencement address, the faculty kindly took me out for brunch. Dining with us was also one of the Annenberg School’s star students. Over organic pancakes, she …

Whit Stillman on Love & Friendship, his postmodern love letter to Jane Austen

Austen’s work has already been a launch-pad for literary spin-offs, but Stillman's film – and accompanying novel – do something intriguingly new.<p>When …

Jane Austen festival in Port Alberni hopes to break Regency dress record

While some people visit Port Alberni to experience its landscape and parks, another group of visitors will be more interested in <i>Mansfield Park.</i><p>That's …

Port Alberni

Jane Austen novella of 18th-century seduction and deceit

Kate Beckinsale stars in Love & Friendship, based on Jane Austen’s novella of letters, <i>Lady Susan</i>.<p>Lady Susan Vernon decides to find a husband for both herself and her daughter and embarks on a controversial relationship with a married man. Seduction, deception, broken hearts and gossip ensue.<p>Actress …

Pride and Prejudice: "Where Is The Love?!"

I never thought outside of the box growing up. My mind was extremely closed to society and I took everything for granted, but I went to church every Sunday, and I always nodded my head in agreement, because that was the right thing to do. In my hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, I lived a very safe …

Explore The Tabletop Games Of The Jane Austenverse

No matter how much we yearn for the manners of yesteryear, it must be acknowledged that there really wasn’t that much to do in the early 19th …

6 Jane Austen Novels Ranked by Their Loathing

It’s possible that I watched too much “Moonlighting” as a child because it turns out I like my sexual tension heavy on the tension. Add in a sharp, funny narrator and a good dose of cultural criticism and I’m sold. In other words I like to read Jane Austen, though not all of her novels completely …

Literature

Hadley Freeman: single women, bag that man now!

Modern women, much of the media narrative goes, are screwed when it comes to Catching A Man. Feminism’s all well and good, but you can’t argue with biology<p>A fun game to kick off the weekend, ladies! Guess which year the following quotations about your dating prospects are from:<p>1 “As bad as things …

Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation, finds a perfect match in writers and characters

Love & FriendshipRating: Director: Whit StillmanWriting Credit: Whit Stillman, based on the novella Lady Susan by Jane AustenCast: Kate Beckinsale, …

Review: Jane Austen's women have been done a disservice

Austen’s Women – a dizzying one-woman show by Rebecca Vaughn fabricated almost entirely of words taken from Jane Austen’s novels – features, in its …

Interview: Whit Stillman

Jane Austen delineated the genteel society of Georgian England with such surgical precision—and needlepoint wit—that few film directors have …

Whit Stillman Pays a Visit to Jane Austen

Whit Stillman didn’t always love Jane Austen. Actually, like Tom Townsend, the brainy Princeton freshman in “Metropolitan,” Stillman’s 1990 movie about young preppies navigating Manhattan’s débutante scene, he used to seriously dislike her. Tom’s problem is with “Mansfield Park”—“a notoriously bad …