Tag Archives: Jane Austen

5 British Literary Characters That Made a Comeback

Some literary creations are so potent they cannot be contained by one book, one series, or one author alone. They may make the move from the page to the stage, from the stage to the radio, from the radio to the television, and from the ...

LISTEN: Pre-Fame Benedict Cumberbatch (and David Tennant) in Radio 4′s ‘Mansfield Park’

Oh now here’s an enticing thought: the prospect of Sherlock and the Tenth Doctor appearing in the same place and the same time, and it’s back in the era of Jane Austen.

WATCH: Star-filled ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ Trailer

The new trailer for BBC1′s three-part miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley is topped up with some familiar faces.

Jane Austen Ring Will Stay in UK

The Jane Austen’s House Museum, in Hampshire, England, has been successful in raising enough funds to keep Jane Austen’s gold and turquoise ring in the UK, which they lost to a higher bid at the Sotheby’s auction in 2012, reports ...

Anonymous Donor Gives £100K to Keep Jane Austen Ring in the UK

An anonymous donation of £100K has been made to the Jane Austen’s House museum in hopes of keeping a gold and turquoise ring, once owned by the famous author Jane Austen, in the UK.

WATCH: Keri Russel Heads to ‘Austenland’ to Find Her Mr. Darcy

Keri Russell (The Americans) takes life into her own hands in the film adaptation of Shannon Hale’s novel Austenland. Russell’s character, Jane Hayes, is a 30-something New Yorker who is “secretly” consumed with the BBC ...

10 Ways to Celebrate 200 Years of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’

As we have already mentioned, this year marks the 200th publication anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story, which satirizes early 19th century English society, is highly beloved – even by those who are not ...

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Set for ‘Downton’-Style Retelling

This idea seems so market-tested that it’s surprising that no one thought of it sooner, but here it is: 39-year-old British author Jo Baker has re-worked Pride and Prejudice with a Downton Abbey twist, focusing on the world of the ...

‘Pride and Prejudice’ at 200: Perfect Time to Ogle Colin Firth in a Wet Shirt

Before the month is over, we’d be remiss if we failed to note that January marks the 200th anniversary – we’re talking bicentennial – of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Royal Roundup: Duchess of Cambridge and Jane Austen Are Cousins?

It seems that Kate Middleton has quite the family tree. We already know that she’s linked to American chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, and now some new genealogy research reveals that she and Jane Austen are also related.