Jane Austen never goes out of style. Several new books and movies about her and her books have recently appeared. To help us sort these out, Arti at Ripple Effects has posted two great articles about two Austen biographies and one Austen biographical novel. One is a biography by Carol Shields, called “Jane Austen,” which I’ve read and enjoyed.
Arti has also re-posted two articles about Jane Austen’s town of Bath, including many of his own gorgeous photographs of Bath, England. (Link below and on blogroll.)
Our book club read “The Jane Austen Book Club” by Karen Joy Fowler, and I recently saw the movie “Becoming Jane,” which attempts to fill in some of the blanks of Jane Austen’s life. I’m not alone in confessing that I’ve seen every movie and television adaptation of Austen’s work. She first published anonymously, but now she’s known and admired worldwide almost two centuries after her death. She wrote about her own small world, but she speaks to the concerns of everyone, even if they only know her from the screen and not from the printed page.
To read Arti’s articles go to Ripple Effects Arti’s blog is also on the Blatherblog blogroll. Currently, the Austen articles are at the top of Ripple Effects, but if you come to this late (What are you waiting for? Go there now!) you can use Art’s search box. Also, you can take a poll to vote on which of Austen’s heroines she was most like. Post a comment here to tell me who your choice. (I voted for E. D., but don’t that influence you, ha, ha.) Cathy