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Two Guys Read Jane Austen

Author : Steve Chandler
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This is the third book in the critically acclaimed Two Guys series by Steve Chandler and Terrence Hill. This time the two guys take on their biggest challenge yet-Jane Austen. Follow their wild and often hilarious exchanges as they fly through Pride and Prejudice and the darker, more complex Mansfield Park. Often veering off into the worlds of music, sports, and history, both of these accomplished writers draw upon their lifelong friendships and shared childhood memories to give dimension to their deeply personal responses to Jane Austen's writing. These same zany digressions and non sequiturs were widely hailed in their first two books in this series, Two Guys Read Moby-Dick and Two Guys Read the Obituaries. Terrence Hill and Steve Chandler share their humorous and touching commentaries and debates with their readers in a way unlike any other, a testimony to their 53-year friendship.

Everybody s Jane

Author : Juliette Wells
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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of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the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.

Two Guys on the Road

Author : Steve Chandler
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TWO GUYS - FOREVER FRIENDS - write their fifth TWO GUYS BOOK. Rather than reading and sharing their views on books or baseball scores, this time The TWO GUYS are traveling and sharing their adventures! In TWO GUYS ON THE ROAD, Steve ChandlerÂand Terry HillÂwrite e-mails, postcards, and letters to each other as they travel the world. Terry mostly takes lengthy travels for pleasure abroad with his wife Miranda while Steve takes short business trips around the country, at times with his wife Kathy. In their usual style, Steve and Terry often launch into digressions to discuss whatever piques their interest in the moment resulting in a collage of places, people, opinions, travel tips, and sometimes tenuously-related memories. Steve and Terry'sÂfirst fiourÂTWOÂGUYS books are as follows: 1. TWO GUYS READ MOBY DICK,Â2006 (Seven reviews on AmazonÂincluding: Delightful! 5 stars;ÂQuirky, Interesting Fun 5 stars; A Great Read 5 stars;ÂFor anyone whoÂlikes surprisesÂ4 stars;ÂMelville, Moby & MoreÂ5 stars; An inspiring, thought-provoking, delightful, fun read 5 stars.) 2. TWO GUYS READ THE OBITUARIES,Â2006 (Six reviews on Amazon including: I loved itÂ- absolutely loved it!Â5 stars;ÂThe Guys Hit It Out of the Ballpark Again 5 stars; A slightly skewed view of life 5 stars;ÂEven betterÂthan their first one! 5 stars.) 3. TWO GUYS READ JANE AUSTEN, 2008 (Eight reviewsÂon AmazonÂincluding: Do real men read Jane Austen 5 stars;ÂA hilarious andÂ'Austentatioius'Âcombination 4 stars;ÂThey Did it Again!!!!Â5 stars; THREE CHEERS FOR TWO GUYS 5 stars; Another Great TwoÂGuys Read! 5 stars; They did it again....Â5 stars;ÂThe World of Jane Austen from a Man's Vantage Point: 5Âstars; and Do real men read Jane Austen? 5Âstars.) 4. TWO GUYS READ THE BOX SCORES, 2010 (Six reviews on Amazon including: Baseball heals, even if you're a Tiger fanÂ5 stars;ÂTheÂguys hit it out of the park!Â5 stars; What fun! 5 stars;ÂBaseball Reminiscences from aÂChampionship Duo: 5 stars; and voted the most helpful criticalÂreview,Â3 andÂa hearty halfÂstar. Woud have been five if they had been...Âfans of the Pittsburgh Pirates...ÂÂÂ Because this review (and others)ÂwriteÂabout enjoying the memories Steve and Terry share, it exemplifies that whatever topicÂthe men center their titleÂaround, it is their digressions that grab the readers' attentions and make their books so intriguing. This fifthÂTWO GUYS book does not center around a book; it is all about them and their experiences, opinions, and memories. 5.ÂTWO GUYS ON THE ROAD, 2012 (Is sure to get good reviews too!)Â I wish I could go out and buy many more 'Two Guys' books... they have a wonderful franchise going... the writing is dazzling, charming, and witty. ~ DaleÂDauten King Features Syndicate If you ever catch yourself taking life a little too seriously, I recommend you sit back, relax, grab any one of the Two Guys books, and enjoy yourself for a while. ~ Michael Neill, Hay House Radio Talk Show Host and Author of Feel Happy Now 600 baseball books are published every year and 599 of them are not worth the paper they never should have been printed on. Two Guys Read the Box Scores is the other one. It is splendid. - George Will, Washington Post columnist

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice

Author : Susannah Fullerton
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Pride and Prejudice is studied and celebrated, and its creation and phenomenal legacy thoroughly explored, in this loving tribute to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece.

Approaches to Teaching Austen s Mansfield Park

Author : Marcia McClintock Folsom
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There were no reviews of Mansfield Park when it first appeared in 1814. Austen's reputation grew in the Victorian period, but it was only in the twentieth century that formal and sustained criticism began of this work, which addresses the controversies of its time more than Austen's earlier novels did. Lionel Trilling praised Mansfield Park for exploring the difficult moral life of modernity; Edward Said brought postcolonial theory to the study of the novel; and twenty-first-century critics scrutinize these and other approaches to build on and go beyond them. This volume is the third in the MLA Approaches series to deal with Austen's work (Pride and Prejudice and Emma were the subject of the first and second volumes on Austen, respectively). It provides information about editions, film adaptations, and digital resources, and then nineteen essays discuss various aspects of Mansfield Park, including the slave trade, the theme of reading, elements of tragedy, gift theory, landscape design, moral improvement in the spirit of Samuel Johnson and of the Reformation, sibling relations, card playing, and interpretations of Fanny Price, the heroine, not as passive but as having some control.

Happily Ever After

Author : Susannah Fullerton
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In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Again and again in polls conducted around the world, it is regularly chosen as the favourite novel of all time. Read and studied from Cheltenham to China, there are Jane Austen Societies from Boston to Buenos Aires, dedicated to sharing the delights of Jane Austen's masterpiece. Here is the tale of how Pride and Prejudice came to be written, its first reception in a world that didn't take much notice of it and then its growing popularity. As well as discussing the famous characters – sex-symbol Mr Darcy, charming heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and the superb range of comic characters who make readers laugh again and again – Susannah Fullerton looks at the style of the novel – its wicked irony, its brilliant structuring, its revolutionary use of the technique known as 'free indirect speech'. Readers through the years have both loved the book and hated it – the reactions of writers, politicians, artists and explorers can tell us as much about the reader as they do about the book itself. Pride and Prejudice has morphed into many strange and interesting forms – screen adaptations, sequels, prequels and updates. Happily Ever After explores these, and the wilder shores of zombies, porn, dating manuals, T-shirts, tourism and therapy.

Jane Austen

Author : David Nokes
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'Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked,' Jane Austen wrote to her niece Fanny Knight a few months before she died. Yet most traditional accounts of Austen's life have insisted on portraying her as just such a picture of perfection. In his 1997 biography David Nokes re-examined Austen, and presented a far richer and livelier picture of the woman who once wrote in another of her letters, 'If I am a wild beast, I cannot help it...' 'A fine book, probably the best tribute to the genius of Jane.' Glasgow Herald '[This book] cries out to be read, not alone by fans of Jane Austen but by anyone who enjoys a great, witty, gossipy read.' Irish Times 'What fun Nokes's book is,' Fay Weldon, Independent 'David Nokes is assertive, energetic, opinionated, satirical, supremely confident, dramatising and gleefully splenetic.' Hermione Lee

Jane Austen Young Author

Author : Juliet McMaster
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In her lively and accessibly written book, Juliet McMaster examines Jane Austen’s acute and frequently uproarious juvenile works as important in their own right and for the ways they look forward to her novels. Exploring the early works both collectively and individually, McMaster shows how young Austen’s fictional world, peopled by guzzlers and unashamed self-seekers, operates by an ethic of energy rather than the sympathy that dominates the novels. A fully self-conscious artist, young Jane experimented freely with literary modes - the epistolary, the omniscient, the drama. Early on, she developed brilliantly pointed dialogue to match her characters. Literary parody impels her creativity, and McMaster’s sustained study of Love and Friendship shows the same intricate relation of the parody to the work it parodies that we later see with Northanger Abbey and the Gothic novel. As an illustrator herself, McMaster is especially attuned to the explicit and sometimes hilarious descriptions of bodies that preceded Austen’s famous reticence about physicality. Rather than focusing on the immaturities of the juvenilia, McMaster maps the gradual shifts in tone and emphasis that signpost Austen’s journey as a writer. She shows, for instance, how the shameless husband-hunting in The Three Sisters and the vigorous partisanship of The History of England lead on to Pride and Prejudice. Her book will appeal to Austen’s critics and to passionate general readers, as well as to scholars working in the fields of juvenilia, children’s literature, and childhood studies.

Reading of Jane Austen

Author : Barbara Hardy
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A Reading of Jane Austen (first published by Peter Owen in 1975) has established itself with critics and readers as an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on this author, full of fresh and stimulating perceptions. Central to the word is Barbara Hardy's view of Jane Austen as the originator of the modern novel, largely through her creation of a new and flexible medium enabling her to move easily from sympathy to detachment, from one mind to many minds, from solitary scenes to social gatherings.

Accidentally Yours

Author : Robin M. Helm
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Two worlds . . . Two centuries . . . Two men who love the same woman . . . Two prayers fervent enough to shift time . . . Endless questions and possibilities . . . What would a man give for a second chance at love? What would he sacrifice to keep it? What if the proud, arrogant Fitzwilliam Darcy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice never changed after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet at Hunsford? What if the humbled man who successfully courted her was not the same Mr. Darcy? In Accidentally Yours, Book 1 of the Yours by Design Christian fantasy romance series, worlds collide and time shifts when two men fall in love with the same woman. Reader Diana Oaks said, "Reading this is a bit like eating something that mixes sweet and bitter - like French Vanilla Ice Cream with a bitter Dark Chocolate topping. I'm enjoying both, but the intermingling of the two does interesting things in the palette of my mind." Two Darcys are better than one.

Metalepsis in Popular Culture

Author : Karin Kukkonen
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When readers become victims of the murder mysteries they are immersed in, when superheroes embark on a quest to challenge their authors or when the fictional rock band Gorillaz flirt with Madonna during their performance, then metalepsis in popular culture occurs. Metalepsis describes the transgression of the boundary between the fictional world and (a representation of) the real world. This volume establishes a transmedial definition of metalepsis and explores the phenomenon in twelve case studies across media and genres of popular culture: from film, TV series, animated cartoons, graphic novels and popular fiction to pop music, music videos, holographic projections and fan cultures. Narrative studies have considered metalepsis so far largely as a phenomenon of postmodern or avant-garde literature. Metalepsis in Popular Culture investigates metalepsis’ ties to the popular and traces its transmedial importance through a wealth of examples from the turn of the 20th century to this day. The articles also address larger issues such as readerly immersion, the appeal of complexity in popular culture, or the negotiation of fiction and reality in media, and invite readers to rethink these issues through the prism of metalepsis.

Jane Austen s Cousin

Author : Geri Walton
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Eliza de Feuillide seemed fascinating and outlandish to her cousins in rural eighteen century England. When she visited their village, her appearance was electrifying. She was an attractive, accomplished French countess with a vivacious personality who inspired their imaginations and regaled them with stories of life in London and Paris where she hobnobbed with French nobility and wore the latest fashions. One of these impressionable younger cousins would find Eliza’s stories so fascinating that she would incorporate elements of Eliza’s life into some of the most famous novels in English literature. This cousin was Jane Austen. Yet Eliza’s life was not as glamorous as Jane or her Austen cousins might have thought. She faced many tragedies in her life that wealth and social class could not protect her against. She was also forced to adapt and reexamine her priorities in a way that would dramatically change her life choices and result in a more sedate lifestyle. Read about the perseverance and courage of the real person behind several fictional characters in Jane Austen’s writings and novels and the deeper connection Eliza had to the Austen family.

The Darcys of Pemberley

Author : Shannon Winslow
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A sequel faithful to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been married for almost a year, and their heated arguments are a thing of the past. All that passion is now directed into more satisfying pursuits. But how long can the honeymoon last? The couple's idyllic life together at Pemberley is jeopardized by the secrets they begin keeping from each other, the troubles of their closest friends, and the threat of a villain in their midst. Layers of seemingly innocent deception are building between Darcy and Elizabeth, threatening their relationship. He is conducting some covert business dealings that he's unwilling to share with his wife, and she likewise begins keeping things from him against her own better judgment. The couple also becomes embroiled in the tribulations of Mr. Darcy's younger sister, Georgiana, and his friend and cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. Fitzwilliam falls victim to their aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, as the object of her latest scheme to make a noble match for her daughter. The arrangement satisfies the ambitions of the couple's parents, but appears to hold little prospect of happiness for Anne and Fitzwilliam, who each harbor other romantic interests. During this same period, Georgiana runs the gamut of emotions as she comes of age. Her elation at her birthday ball soon crumbles when she learns the man she secretly admires is engaged to another. The excitement of a London season and the attention of two other eligible suitors cannot make her forget her disappointment over her lost first love. As the story progresses, the menacing shadow of Mr. Darcy's life-long nemesis looms ever-larger. By carelessness and design, Mr. Wickham and Lydia painfully intrude into the lives of the Darcys and the Bingleys, with disastrous results. The Darcys of Pemberley is the tale of two romances: the continuation of Darcy and Elizabeth's story, and the courtship of Miss Georgiana. For those of us who didn't want Pride and Prejudice to end, this charming novel gives the opportunity to learn what happens after the wedding, to revisit all our old friends and foes, and to share the next chapter of their lives. Ms. Winslow carries on the saga much as Jane Austen herself might have - true to her style, her sensibilities, and the delightful characters she created.

Eversea Eversea 1 A Butler Cove Novel

Author : Natasha Boyd
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Eversea is the first gorgeous Butler Cove novel from Natasha Boyd. You loved Nicholas Sparks' Noah Calhoun. You lusted after Jamie McGuire's Travis Maddox. You'll be dreaming about Jack Eversea... An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt. A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose. A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both for ever. As powerful as the pounding surf, as intoxicating as the sea breeze, this is one love affair you won't be able to forget about... Don't miss the electrifying sequel, Forever, Jack, and return to Butler Cove in the novella My Star, My Love and novel All The Jazz. Or dive into the powerful, epic love story Deep Blue Eternity.

Jane Austen and her Readers 1786 1945

Author : Katie Halsey
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‘Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945’ is a study of the history of reading Jane Austen’s novels. It discusses Austen’s own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the aspects of her style that are related to the ways in which she has been read. The volume considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readers’ responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to the ordinary readers who read Austen’s works between 1786 and 1945.

Reading Jane Austen

Author : Jenny Davidson
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Lively and engaging account of the experience of reading Jane Austen, by leading scholar and novelist.

Mansfield Park Volume I EasyRead Large E

Author : Jane Austen
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This is a straitlaced novel by the most celebrated novelist. It gives us the story of a poor woman Fanny Price who is sent to live with her aristocratic uncle and aunt. Her life takes a new turn as Henry and his sister visit in the neighborhood. The discriminating attitude of the patricians with underprivileged is highlighted in this magnum-opus. The work is rife with gentle satire and mild comedy.

Jane Austen s Art of Memory

Author : Jocelyn Harris
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Offers a radical new thesis about Jane Austen's construction of her art and recreates substantial area of her mental and imaginative life.

On Brunswick Ground

Author : Catherine de Saint Phalle
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A fresh and sparkling book that strikes deep notes as it flows along.’ Helen Garner ‘Like the suburb it depicts, On Brunswick Ground teems with lives at once familiar and strange, all beautifully lit by the glint and warmth of Saint Phalle’s prose. Shadowed by local tragedy, we come to care for these characters as much as they care for each other; with wry humour and in unexpected ways.’ Roger Averill In the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, a female narrator, who remains unnamed is trying to come to terms with the absence of Jack, the man she loves. In a bar she meets Bernice, a radio personality, in her late thirties and flirting with IVF. Finding a job as a gardener, she discovers that her co-worker, Mitali, has an unresolved mourning that attracts other deaths into its orbit. Later on, she befriends the resolutely mysterious bar owner, Sarah, and her daughter, Mary, who has, for potent (and as yet unrevealed) reasons, converted to Islam and donned a burqa. The lives of these women are characterised by love and loss, and are woven together by their shared grieving at the senseless murder of Jill Meagher. On Brunswick Ground traverses the world of longing, grief and personal loss with an assured and literary touch. It is a novel that is also heart-warming, and affirming. Catherine de Saint Phalle truly understands the surprising ways in which tragedy and loss can tighten the bonds of friendship and of a community.

The Reception of Jane Austen and Walter Scott

Author : Annika Bautz
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Of all the great novelists of the Romantic period, only two, Jane Austen and Walter Scott, have been continuously reprinted, admired, argued about, and read, from the moment their works first appeared until the present day. The first ever comparative longitudinal study, firmly based on empirical and archival evidence, this book will be of interest to scholars in Romanticism, Victorianism, book history, reading and reception studies, and cultural history.