Articles Tagged 'Jane Austen'

“Love & Friendship” New York Screening

WATCH: Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen Reenact Birth of Their Teen Daughter

At first glance, you might think, “What’s happening here?” But, yes, that’s exactly what happened as stated in the above headline: Kate Beckinsale and her former partner Michael Sheen had a baby 17 years ago and to celebrate their teen daughter’s birthday they reenacted her arrival. We don’t actually witness the event itself, but James Corden asks Beckinsale about […]

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25 Jane Austen Quotes to Live By

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen knows a thing or two. In fact, while her characters are sometimes vain and sometimes silly, they’re often supernaturally wise on matters of society, decorum and philosophy. And the reason for this is simple: So was Jane Austen. All of her novels and a good deal of […]

Personality Quiz: Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?

Long before Lena Dunham and her sharp-eyed take on the social problems, vanities, weaknesses, loves and losses facing (some) young women in the modern world, there was Jane Austen doing the same thing, but, like, 200 years beforehand. Her characters were just as sharply drawn, just as comic, just as flawed and occupied just as […]

Siobhan in Victorian garb

Literary Guide: Failed Monster Mashups

We’re gearing up for Halloween (October 31) with the premiere of our latest Anglophenia episode: “Failed Literary Monster Mashups.” Inspired by bestsellers Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, we decided to come up with some of our own combinations: Should you feel inspired to try your own, without an intimate understanding of […]

Matt Smith Lands Role in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Whovian Austenites rejoice! The Hollywood Reporter today (September 17) broke the news that Matt Smith has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith‘s zombie charged adaptation of Jane Austen‘s most cherished novel. Natalie Portman was initially cast as Elizabeth Bennett when the film began production in 2009. Presently, Natalie has taken […]

Benedict Cumberbatch as Mr. Darcy for Give Up Clothes for Good

A Sole Picture of Benedict Cumberbatch as Wet Mr. Darcy

Let’s cut to the chase. Above and below these words is a photo that, if you have not already seen it, draws the eye in such a way that it really doesn’t matter what I’m saying right now. I could be describing a perfect ploughman’s lunch, describing one of the more arcane by-laws of cricket […]

Sherlock

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 television to the movie screen, but what happens then? Well, […]

Pemberley

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. Welsh-born actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans) takes on the role of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in the made-for-TV adaptation of P.D. James 2011 novel by the same name. James’s story follows up Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, picking up […]

Jane Austen Ring

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 BBC News. The museum was responsible for coming up with £152,450 by September 30, 2013 due […]

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