Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Book Preview: The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

In The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen (2012) by Syrie James, an American rare-books librarian finds a manuscript written by Jane Austen that has never been published. Samantha McDonough has traveled to London with her boyfriend, and while he attends a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Persuasion

Although Persuasion, Jane Austen’s last completed novel, was first published in December of 1817, the year she died at age 41, I own this copy, published one hundred and eighty years later in 1997. It is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Death Comes to Pemberley

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that is just too tempting to miss is celebrated mystery writer P. D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley (2011). In the year 1803, six years after the marriage of Elizabeth Bennet and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jane Austen Book Club

Several days ago I began reading The Jane Austen Book Club (2004), by Karen Joy Fowler, after writing a preview of the book on the author’s birthday. I gobbled up this mouth-watering novel and enjoyed every bite! The way that … Continue reading

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Author Birthday/Book Preview: The Jane Austen Book Club

Today is Karen Joy Fowler’s birthday. She is the author of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction, best known for The Jane Austen Book Club (2004). I remember when the movie came out in 2007, but I never saw it. Now … Continue reading

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Book Review: Longbourn

Two weeks ago, I wrote a preview for Longbourn (2013), by Jo Baker. It takes place in the Bennett household during the time frame of the novel Pride and Prejudice (1813), by Jane Austen, following Austen’s characters and plot but … Continue reading

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Book Review : Pride and Prejudice

I have read Pride and Prejudice (1813), by Jane Austen so many times, and repeatedly seen different film versions, not to mention works that were influenced by this classic novel, that it is like an old and dear friend. If … Continue reading

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