Honoring Jane Austen

Most women enjoy or appreciate Jane Austen's work. I am one of those women, and although I don't necessarily like everything I've read by Austen, and while I haven't actually read all of her books, I do appreciate what I have read. I also liked a recent movie called Austenland that took a comedic take... Continue Reading →

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Sundance Film Festival 2013 Movie Review: Austenland

Last night, I had my first experience at the Sundance Film Festival.  It is a place where independent filmmakers can get their work exposed to studios and distributors.  The center of it is in Park City, Utah, and it started in 1978, with Robert Redford as a chairperson.  It is a big event and a... Continue Reading →

The Brilliant Comedy of Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813) is the first book on the BBC book list.  I think that is fitting, given the fact that it is a popular novel, even among young people today.  In its time, the book was admired and imitated (see Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South).  The title was originally First Impressions,... Continue Reading →

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