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fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the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

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.

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.

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.


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Author : Emily Brontë;Jane Austen;Charlotte Brontë
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This Combo Collection (Set of 3 Books) includes All-time Bestseller Books. This anthology contains: Villette by Charlotte Brontë NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë

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.

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

The Complete Private Collection

Author : Kate Brian
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The entire Private collection by Kate Brian is now available as an eBook! When Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy, she entered a world of privilege she had never known. The other students have everything: trust funds, private planes—and horrible secrets. When Reed’s new crush is found dead in the woods, Reed embarks on a fight for her life as one crazy person after another wants her out of Easton or dead. No one said private school was easy. Now, the entire Private collection is available in one eBook and includes a total of sixteen books: all fourteen books in the series as well as the two standalone prequels, Last Christmas and The Book of Spells.