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Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a Jane Austen addiction must be in want of more Jane Austen adaptations - Hazel, Delineating Des
 Jane Austen
16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817
an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics. - Wikipedia

Among ABC Wednesday players I doubt a Jane Austen needs much introduction. Even less known facts about her must not be much surprise to many of you. But forgive me I couldn't resist.

Bride and Prejudice, Tents and Tentsability, Fried and Pre-juiced Dishes, the book clubs, the blogs, the societies, and many more are a testament to her popularity.
As a fan working in the Education industry and trained in research, my readings about Jane Austen, tilt towards the literary criticism side of her works.  That besides all other JA-related things, is endless fun. As this burlesque is:

No Sense, No Sensibility
This post is linked with ABC Wednesday.


a relatively short, but exceedingly productive life,

ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Carver said…
Fun piece on Jane Austen and a great idea for the J-Day.
kat said…
waaaaaa di ko ka tan-aw sa video kay hinay kaayo ako connection. Anyway, thanks for sharing this sis.

Happy ABC Wed.
Sue said…
Oh, Very good! I love your "it is a truth" over there in the to take the JA quiz. Thanks for coming to visit and comment on my J's at jumping aground. Sue
Su-sieee! Mac said…
That video was too, too funny!Like millions of others, Pride & Prejudice is very high up on my list.
VioletSky said…
Endless adaptions for the big and small screen (I have a friend who has them all!)
Great video, thanks for including it.
Chubskulit Rose said…
What a beautiful take on J sis!

Come and see the Joys of our Lives, have a lovely day!
Amanda said…
Snap! Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Cezar and Léia said…
I love her books, thanks for so interesting post!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg
Joy said…
The justifiably amazing Jane. Very funny video; I'm still waiting for a barouche at my door, could be some time.
Unknown said…
a terrific J idea. One of my favorite authors. You have now possible started on the Jane Austen re-read I have been wanting to do!
ChrisJ said…
I have read all JA's books, and seen the various TV and movie versions. What I'd really like to know is whether JA would find the BBC English accents of her characters in the movies and theaters a bit outlandish or just plain funny rather than accurate. (That's not a dig at the Brits, for I am one myself). But I do think we have invented a way of speaking, for all characters of that time period that is not legitimate. Do you think?

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In 1811 Thomas Egerton of Whitehall, London published Sense and Sensibility. Quick math shows it has been two centuries since Jane Austen became a full-fledged author.

Quite an anniversary, indeed. A celebration, I declare.

Blogs regarding the publication anniversary of this romance novel picture Jane Austen's engagements whilst making the final touches of her manuscript from Sloane Street. In letters to her sister Cassandra, Jane gave accounts of her shopping for muslin, the party that their brother Henry and SIL Eliza gave; mentioned several acquaintances, and referred to her book as S and S.

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The fireplace, where she had expected the ample width and ponderous carvings of former times, was contracted to a Rumford, with slabs of plain though handsome marbles, and ornament over it of the prettiest English ch…