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Have you ever wished for a verbal sparring with the mysterious Mr. Darcy, or cheered Emma Woodhouse on in all of her match making, or cried with Marianne Dashwood over Willoughby? For any Jane Austen fan big or small this group is for you, a place for the novels, adaptations, and anything and everything to do with the most unplain Jane. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


harry potter, pride and prejudice style!

Posted By elle86 on Nov 9, 2008 at 8:57AM

love this!

Persuasion BBC music video

Posted By elle86 on Nov 9, 2008 at 8:54AM

I rather like this, what do you think?

Tagged with: Persuasion, frou frou

Your favorite film adaptation of Mansfield Park?

Posted By XxCoolBritannaxX on Sep 12, 2008 at 3:56PM

Mansfield Park, for me and I know a lot of people, is one of Jane Austen's harder novels to come to grips with. So do you feel that any of the three film adaptations have come close to the spirit of the original novel? Or has there yet to be one that truly represents Mansfield Park?



Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict Author Chat

Posted By CiaoBella2 on Aug 11, 2008 at 5:07PM


Greetings fellow Janeites!

For those of you that have read the book Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler and might have questions for the author, there will be a chat with Ms. Rigler on Tuesday, August 12th at 7 pm Pacific time and 10 pm EST. You'll also have a chance to win one of 5 free copies of Laurie's book. Here is the blog site for more information: http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/

For those of you that haven't read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict here is a book review from Publishers Weekly:

A clever time-travel setup functions as the prime attraction for this breezy debut novel. Courtney Stone, a single Los Angeles woman recovering from the double whammy of a broken engagement and a failed friendship, wakes up after a night of self-medicating with her drug of choice, Jane Austen novels, to find herself in 1813 England. She's inhabiting the body of Jane Mansfield, a manor-born Englishwoman who, at 30, has yet to find a husband, confounding her humorless, Miss Bossy-corset stand-in mother. While still haunted by real-life memories, Courtney, as Jane, soon gets swept up in this Austenesque world of decadent meals and grand balls, gentlemen in form-fitting knee breeches and traveling with her friend Mary, whose brother, Charles Edgeworth, appears to have an interest in Jane that Courtney struggles to understand. As her identity starts to meld with Jane's, Courtney rethinks who she wants to be (and to be with) in any time period. While her 21st-century anachronisms can be comical, Courtney, for such an Austen addict, is unconvincingly naïve about Regency norms. Fans of the ever-expanding inspired-by-Austen-lit garden party will find a winner here; it doesn't hurt that Austen has a brief, comical cameo.

Persuasion BBC soundtrack?

Posted By elle86 on Jun 6, 2008 at 8:56AM

I've been looking online and can't seem to find the soundtrack to the new version of Persuasion - and the music is really beautiful. I believe Martin Phipps composed it.... does anyone know where I could find it?

Any help would be much appreciated! :)

Tagged with: persuasion soundtrack, bbc

BBC: Persuasion vs. S&S

Posted By elle86 on Apr 4, 2008 at 12:13AM

If you had to pick b/t the new BBC version of Persuasion and the new BBC version of Sense and Sensibility, which would you pick?

Which Mr. Darcy is hotter?

Posted By elle86 on Apr 4, 2008 at 12:06AM

Colin Firth OR Matthew Macfadyen?

Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer

Posted By lala2002 on Mar 9, 2008 at 8:04PM

Darcy's Story: Pride and Prejudice Told From a Whole New Perspective by Janet Aylmer

This was a pretty good book. It was nice to see what Darcy may have been thinking. The story is pretty fast paced, I think, and is a great companion to Pride and Prejudice.

Take a look at the synopsis.

Do let me know if any of you decides to read it.

I loved it!!

Posted By lala2002 on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:01AM

WOW! I loved Pride & Prejudice!! I had never seen this version. I have to say ladies.....I loved it! I am such a lover of the 2005 version that I didn't think I would like this one all that much, but I did. I thought Colin Firth was wonderful as Mr Darcy and I loved Jennifer Ehle as Lizzie. I wasn't that particularly fond of the actress who played Jane. I loved Rosamund in '05's. I have to say this is one for the collection! I hate that it took me this long to see it. I really enjoyed it!!!!

Pride and Prejudice - The Complete Jane Austen on PBS

Posted By CiaoBella2 on Feb 10, 2008 at 12:54PM

Tonight on the The Complete Jane Austen, PBS's Masterpiece Classic presents Pride and Prejudice for the next three Sundays. Check your local listing for times. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/austen/

The arrival of two handsome and eligible bachelors, Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham Carter) and Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth, Bridget Jones films), stirs romantic imaginings for the girls of the Bennet household. Jane Bennet (Susannah Harker, House of Cards) seemingly strikes an immediate connection, while Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia) finds the path to love more tortuous. Just when it seems true and abiding matches might emerge, a family scandal threatens to ruin everything. With a screenplay by Andrew Davies, Pride and Prejudice is the definitive adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel.

This version of Pride and Prejudice was an BBC/A&E television movie, which was produced in 1995 and first aired in North America in January 1996.