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Wednesday, July 2

Seen on the Blogosphere

Austenprose and Ellen and Jim Have a Blog Too are cowriting book reviews of the new Oxford World's Classics reissues of Jane Austen's novels. Their diptych review is of Sense and Sensibility, the first of Jane Austen's novels to be published. In honor of these new Oxford editions, this blog is running a contest in which the winner gets to choose their favorite Jane Austen book as a prize. Click here to enter the contest.

Jane Odiwe's Blogspot features the scenes and settings from Jane Austen's novels and movie adaptations. She intersperses her posts with her drawings and paintings. Nicely done, Jane! And congratulations on getting your book, Lydia Bennet's Story, published with SourceBooks in October.

Click here to read the exchange of letters between Lucy (Ms.Place) and Lydia Wickham (Jane).

Girlebooks is now offering free e-texts of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. You can choose several ways to download these books - as an Adobe PDF document, plain text, kindle format, Microsoft reader, or eReader PDB. As the site says, "We publish ebooks by the gals. But much more than a simple ebook resource, Girlebooks aims to make classic and lesser-known works by female writers available to a large audience through the ebook medium."

Austen Blog features an interesting post about Meryton. The comments are just as informative and are definitely worth reading!

Book Club Girl spoke recently on Talk Radio with Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict author Laurie Viera Rigler . Click on the widget to listen to the interview.
Posted by Ms. Place


nigel said...

Dear Mame's

I am so sorry to show my ignorance,
please could you tell me what this word; "diptych," means.

Vic (Ms. Place) said...

Good question, Nigel. Diptych's in art are two matching panel paintings whose subjects enforce each other. The combination of the two paintings (or photos in a frame) are better together than apart, since the themes are related.

Laurel Ann's and Ellen Moody's reviews of Sense and Sensibility are two halves of a whole. Viewed together, you receive a more complete picture of the book than apart.

nigel said...

Thanks so much.