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Tuesday, February 17

Seen on the Blogosphere: Sites of interest

Jane Austen.NL is a new blog about Jane Austen. Created by a Dutch woman named Karin, this beautiful blog is written in Dutch, a language that I speak and understand, and many of the links lead to English resources. To our Dutch friends, check it out!!

Enchanted Serenity in Period Films offers a fun post entitled Matchmaking 101. You'll recognize many of your favorite films and characters. mentions Pride and Prejudice twice: As representing one of the 5 most romantic literary romances and one of the 5 most annoying ones. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are among the most romantic couples, while Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins are among the 5 most annoying literary romances. Poor, poor Charlotte.

Books from Jane Austen's era: Girlebooks offers free downloads of Evelina by Frances Burney (1778) and The Coquette by Hannah Webster Foster (1797) at this link.
You will find other books that Jane read on this site, like The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe and Cecilia, also by Fannie Burney.

Last but not least, here's a link to Devian Art and a 2007 cartoon for Jane Austen for NooBs. Hah! Click on the bottom title in the image, then click on the + sign at left for the full view for easier reading.

Jane Austen for N00Bs by ~kyetxian on deviantART

Artist's comments include: Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet's encounter at Hunsford parsonage in the language of the youth of today. As evidenced by the ending, Lizzy needs to get a better contract.

Apparently, UG2BK means "you've got to be kidding" (is it good or bad that I had to look that up?). TLMINTWICEBPOTM means "The last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry." Yes, I am a geek.

Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World


Anonymous said...

The cartoon made my day. It's linked!
Kudos 4 U.

Charleybrown said...

I thought the cartoon was fun...reminds me why I don't have a cellphone but hate to think that P&P would have been forever changed *horrors*

Thanks for the planted the idea!!

Adriana Zardini said...

Really Funny!!