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Walking Jane Austen S London

Author : Louise Allen
ISBN : 9780747813903
Genre : Architecture
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From prize-winning historical novelist Louise Allen, this book presents nine walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels! Follow in Jane's footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and the Prince Regent's vanished palace, see where she stayed when she was correcting proofs of Sense and Sensibility and accompany her on a shopping expedition – and afterwards to the theatre. In modern London the walker can still visit the church where Lydia Bennett married Wickham, stroll with Elinor Dashwood in Kensington Palace Gardens or imagine they follow Jane's naval officer brothers as they stride down Whitehall to the Admiralty. From well-known landmarks to hidden corners, these walks reveal a lost London that can still come alive in vivid detail for the curious visitor, who will discover eighteenth-century chop houses, elegant squares, sinister prisons, bustling city streets and exclusive gentlemen's clubs amongst innumerable other Austen-esque delights.
Category: Architecture

A Walk With Jane Austen

Author : Lori Smith
ISBN : 9780307457356
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Step into a Life of Grace At thirty-three, dealing with a difficult job and a creeping depression, Lori Smith embarked on a life-changing journey following the life and lore of Jane Austen through England. With humor and spirit, Lori leads readers through landscapes Jane knew and loved–from Bath and Lyme, to London and the Hampshire countryside–and through emotional landscapes in which grace and hope take the place of stagnation and despair. Along the way, Lori explores the small things, both meanness and goodness in relationships, to discover what Austen herself knew: the worth of an ordinary life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Chronology Of Jane Austen And Her Family

Author : Deirdre Le Faye
ISBN : 0521810647
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This unique compendium lists all known facts about Austen's life and family: the ideal reference for scholar and fan.
Category: Literary Criticism

Everybody S Jane

Author : Juliette Wells
ISBN : 9781441118998
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book to investigate Jane Austen's popular significance today, Everybody's Jane considers why Austen matters to amateur readers, how they make use of her novels, what they gain from visiting places associated with her, and why they create works of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the exceptional Austen collection of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke of Baltimore.Additional topics include new Austen portraits; portrayals of Austen, and of Austen fans, in film and fiction; and hybrid works that infuse Austen's writings with horror, erotica, or explicit Christianity.Everybody's Jane will appeal to all those who care about Austen and will change how we think about the importance of literature and reading today.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen And Leisure

Author : David Selwyn
ISBN : 1852851716
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The smooth working of society depended on a round of visits, dinners and evening parties, sometimes enlivened by cards, music, dancing or amateur theatricals; and there were also regular outings to balls and assemblies, plays and concerts. Bath and other spas were active centres of entertainment of all kinds; and the seaside resort was steadily growing in importance. Jane Austen experienced all these herself and put them to good use in her novels; but she also registered the act that quiet, solitary pursuits such as reading, walking or the inevitable needlework might be more to the taste of a Fanny Price or an Anne Elliot. Male characters employ their leisure in a number of sports, often glimpsed offstage - shooting, hunting, racing, gaming."--BOOK JACKET. "Jane Austen and Leisure identifies leisure and its use as a central characteristic of Jane Austen's work."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Literary Criticism

Walks About London

Author : William Alfred Hirst
ISBN : WISC:89096954565
Genre : England
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A Memoir Of Jane Austen

Author : James Edward Austen-Leigh
ISBN : 9780191606366
Genre : Literary Collections
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'I doubt whether it would be possible to mention any author of note, whose personal obscurity was so complete.' James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions. This edition brings together for the first time these three memoirs, and also includes Jane's brother Henry Austen's 'Biographical Notice' of 1818 and his lesser known 'Memoir' of 1833, making a unique biographical record. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Literary Collections

Jane Austen S Manuscript Works

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9781460401194
Genre : Fiction
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When Jane Austen died, at the age of 41, she left behind her not only six novels but a large number of manuscripts, ranging from juvenile works to the novel that she was writing at the time of her final illness. The six published novels are now undisputed classics. The manuscripts, however, despite the extraordinary writing they contain and the way in which they illuminate Jane Austen’s work as a novelist, are much less well known. From the brilliance of the juvenilia to the urbane modernity of ‘Sanditon’ these works show Austen pushing the conventional boundaries of fiction, exploring the implications of vulgarity and violence, experimenting with different styles and tones, and practicing and refining her arts of narrative. This Broadview Edition includes “Lady Susan,’ “The Watsons,” “Sanditon,” and ten important early manuscript works. Historical appendices include Austen’s letters on fiction; continuations written by Austen’s niece and nephew of two of her early works; and Sir Walter Scott’s important critical appraisal of Austen from 1816.
Category: Fiction

Jane Austen And Marriage

Author : Hazel Jones
ISBN : 9781847252180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With original research, this book offers a new insight into Jane Austen's life and writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Matters Of Fact In Jane Austen

Author : Janine Barchas
ISBN : 9781421407319
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, Janine Barchas makes the bold assertion that Jane Austen’s novels allude to actual high-profile politicians and contemporary celebrities as well as to famous historical figures and landed estates. Barchas is the first scholar to conduct extensive research into the names and locations in Austen’s fiction by taking full advantage of the explosion of archival materials now available online. According to Barchas, Austen plays confidently with the tension between truth and invention that characterizes the realist novel. Of course, the argument that Austen deployed famous names presupposes an active celebrity culture during the Regency, a phenomenon recently accepted by scholars. The names Austen plucks from history for her protagonists (Dashwood, Wentworth, Woodhouse, Tilney, Fitzwilliam, and many more) were immensely famous in her day. She seems to bank upon this familiarity for interpretive effect, often upending associations with comic intent. Barchas re-situates Austen’s work closer to the historical novels of her contemporary Sir Walter Scott and away from the domestic and biographical perspectives that until recently have dominated Austen studies. This forward-thinking and revealing investigation offers scholars and ardent fans of Jane Austen a wealth of historical facts, while shedding an interpretive light on a new aspect of the beloved writer's work.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen In Hollywood

Author : Linda Troost
ISBN : 9780813137766
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced -- an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen In Bath

Author : Katharine Reeve
ISBN : 1892145324
Genre : Travel
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Jane Austen in Bath: Walking Tours of the Writer’s City is a beautifully illustrated book organized into four walking tours around the city of Bath–where she set both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion–two novels that mirrored her own experience: that of an impressionable, optimistic young girl hoping to meet the man she would marry and later, that of a mature woman disappointed in love. It was in Bath that many of Austen’s own romantic adventures and misadventures occurred, and this book artfully weaves together the story of Austen’s life there with those of her beloved characters. This guidebook describes the places frequented by Austen and her characters. Readers can stroll along the shady, tree-lined walk where Anne Elliot met Captain Wentworth after he returned from seven years at sea, and visit the galleries that hosted the glittering balls where the impressionable young Catherine Moreland made her debut. Bath is an exquisite, perfectly preserved Georgian town located in the stunning countryside just an hour and a half from London. It was a spa town in Austen’s day and still is. The streets, crescents, gardens, and buildings look almost exactly the same as they did then. Many of the places that she frequented are still there–visitors can still buy the traditional Sally Lunn rolls at the same bakery/caf? that Austen frequented; enter the famous Pump Rooms and Assembly Rooms where she drank the waters, gossiped, and danced; stroll the unique Georgian crescents and pleasure gardens where she enjoyed fireworks and lavish public breakfasts; and see the homes Austen and her family lived in, some of which are now open to the public. Jane Austen in Bath is the perfect companion to discovering the vibrant and fashionable social scene of Bath during both Austen’s time and today.
Category: Travel

Book Lovers London

Author : Lesley Reader
ISBN : 0952291444
Genre : Bookstores
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Book Lovers’ Londonis a comprehensive guide to the city’s bookshops—new, second-hand, and antiquarian. This handy companion also covers all the best book-related markets, thrift shops, auctions, and fairs; major libraries and literary museums; sites of literary interest, academic courses, and literary walks; and the best book-related web sites. It is an outstanding reference, complete with a general, area, and subject index.
Category: Bookstores

Frommer S Europe From 70 A Day

Author : Reid Bramblett
ISBN : 076456661X
Genre : Travel
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Frommer's is the name you can trust for great travel bargains. Our acclaimed $-a-Day series is not for backpackers who want to rough it, but for travelers with taste, who've outgrown their student lifestyle and demand comfortable accommodations and good, authentic meals at a reasonable price. Each guide is loaded with detailed listings for mom-and-pop motels, B&Bs, comfortable guesthouses, good-value bistros, and ethnic restaurants. You'll find a bargain-hunter's shopping guide, affordable fun after dark, and complete sightseeing coverage, including the best things to do for free (or almost). Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. Every Frommer's $-a-Day Guide is up-to-date, with dozens of color maps and exact prices for every single expense, so you can accurately plan each day's budget. Frommer's knows that affordable travel doesn't have to mean making sacrifices. It's about having fun and getting a great deal! Europe can be an expensive place . The answer? Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day, which makes Europe affordable for anyone. Unlike most of the competition, it's thoroughly updated every year to keep on top of the latest changes in this fast-paced city. The guide is meticulously researched by our expert authors, who have uncovered Europe's best bargains. You'll rely on their candid, indepth reviews of the best bargain accommodations, from an antique-filled canalside home in Amsterdam to a Renaissance-era Florence palazzo-many for less than $30 a night. Discover incredible deals on dining, from a Paris bistro with a $13 menu du jour to Athens's best souvlaki for less than $5. Plus, the book is a complete guide to Europe's best sights-museums, castles, cathedrals, cemeteries, literary landmarks, gardens, and much more-with the lowdown on low-cost nightlife, from Spanish tapas bars to German beer gardens and British pubs. You'll even get a color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
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Frommer S Europe From 60 A Day 2000

Author : Ron Boudreau
ISBN : 0028630378
Genre : Travel
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"Written by travel veterans with a nose for comfort.… Accuracy: high." —Details magazine "Written in the spirit of discovery, as Frommer's guides always have been, and it bears a time-tested pedigree." —Chicago Sun-Times Everything You Need for an Unforgettable—and Affordable—Trip! Charming places to stay, from an antique-filled canalside home in Amsterdam to a Renaissance-era Florence palazzo—for less than $30 per person a night! Great dining at unbelievably low prices, from a Paris bistro with a $12 menu du jour to Athens's best souvlaki for less than $5 A complete guide to Europe's sights—museums, castles, cathedrals, cemeteries, literary landmarks, gardens, and much more—plus the lowdown on what to do and see for free Low-cost nightlife: Spanish tapas bars, Viennese coffeehouses, German beer gardens, British pubs, and more Detailed, accurate city and transit maps Frommer's. The Name You Can Trust. Find us online at www.frommers.com
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