Category Archives: Jane Austen

Celebrating Some of Our Favorite Austen Actors Who Have Birthdays in September!!!

Happy September Birthday to these Fabulous Austen-Inspired Actors…       September 7 – Christopher Villers, who portrayed Tom Bertram in 1 983 Mansfield Park September 7 – Henry Maguire, who portrayed Jack Wickam in 2003’s Pride and Prejudice: A … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “A Touch of Emerald” with “The Kids Are Back in School, Time to Read” Sale

Beginning today, through Wednesday, September 2, SEVENTEEN of my titles are available in eBook format, each for $2.50 or less. The titles can be found on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. They include:  The REALM Series: A Touch of Scandal: Book … Continue reading

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The Film Adaptation of “Persuasion” [1971]

This adaptation of Persuasion was an ITV/Granada mini-series, directed and produced by Howard Baker, with a screenplay by Julian Mitchell. The cast included… Anne Firbank……………..Anne Elliot Bryan Marshall……………Captain Frederick Wentworth Basil Dignam …………….Sir Walter Elliot Valerie Gearon …………….Elizabeth Elliot Marian … Continue reading

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The Film Adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” (1995) ~ Part I

Director: Roger Michell; Screenplay: Nick Dear Although I have seen the other version of Austen’s “Persuasion,” this one is my favorite. It certainly is not the pretty heritage film common to the genre. The scenes are grittier and more life … Continue reading

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August Birthdays for Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors!!

In August, these fine thespians are celebrating birthdays!      August 5 – Mark Strong, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in the 1996 TV version of “Emma”   August 6 – Romola Garai, who portrayed Emma Woodhouse in the 2009 version … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a “Janeite” ~ Do You Fit the Profile?

Anatomy of a Janeite: Do You Fit the Profile? In 2008, JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) put together a survey of the “typical” Janeite. I was wondering how many items match with my viewers/readers. So, read on… Part 1: … Continue reading

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How Austen Changes Up the “Courtship Novel”

Earlier, we examine Austen’s art in the “courtship novel,” specifically in Pride and Prejudice.”Here we see that Jane Austen’s portrayal of courtship differs from that of many courtship novels written throughout the eighteenth century: in Austen’s novels, instead of submitting … Continue reading

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