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Thursday, December 16

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Happy 235th Birthday, Jane Austen!
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22 comments:

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

I'm visiting the other sites...

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Joyeux anniversaire dear Jane!!

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Valentina said...

I made the acquaintance of Miss Austen in the summer of 2003. As a child I was a passionate reader and till the age of eleven I hardly went anywhere without bringing a book with me. However, I reached the age of seventeen ignoring the literary landscapes of Jane Austen’s world.
Is there anything more annoying for a free and passionate reader than a list of compulsory summer readings? It was with disappointment that I bought Pride and Prejudice as required by my teacher and started to read the introduction. I hated its light blue cover, the cheap greyish paper, its damaged pages. But there I was. Half a step from Miss Austen. Half a step from Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Half a step from a world I’ve so often taken refuge in during the last seven years. For I must confess that the encounter with Pride and Prejudice has led me not only to like, but to plunge myself into its story. And I continued to swim book after book, in the waters of Devonshire with Elinor and Marianne, in Portsmouth with Fanny Price, in Highbury with Emma and in Bath with Anne Elliot and Catherine Morland. Whenever my heart is weak and my head is in need of peace I simply open the book that is closer to my state of mind and it helps me to heal the wounds. Happy birthday Jane, now the blue cover, the cheap greyish paper and the damaged pages are one of my most precious belongings.

Valentina

Isa Merino said...

Happy birthday dear Jane...

In Spain we want to celebrate this happy day for all the Austen People, I am, you are, all Jane Austen´s readers are Austen People so happy birthday all of you.

My tribute: www.chawtonstreet.blogspot.com

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

thx for the list of sites. i'd also like to add my contribution of Jane's audiobooks available and her actual manuscripts now for the first time avlbl for viewing. http://faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.com/2010/12/jane-austens-birthday-today.html

Brianne said...

Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

Ivy said...

I have been unable to find the free e-books from the link you provided at Source books. Could you post a direct link to the list? Thank you.

Miss Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Jane! How much you are loved! :)

JessiKay89 said...

Happy birthday, dearest Jane!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday dear Jane! So much to read and enjoy.

Morgan said...

All of this celebration makes me want to reread some of her novels

Alice said...

Happy Birthday Jane.
I celebrate this very special day on my blog too :)
Joyeux Anniversaire

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday, Jane. I linked from my blog to yours. Long live Jane Austen. Just finished re-reading PERSUASION a few days ago.
I recommended Carol Shields bio of Austen for a fast, informative read.

ginviren said...

Happy birthday to Jane Austen! I would also like to mention my friend Angela and I do a Jane Austen podcast if you'd like to check it out!

Michelle Leatherman said...

May Jane aficionados continue to celebrate this day for many years and centuries to come!

Mystica said...

Happy birthday jane

Thank you for this post with all the links so conveniently done for us!

Kolein said...

Thanks for posting this! I share today's birthday with Miss Austen and feel very proud about that! LOL!

Have a lovely day,
~Kolein

Autumn said...

What a great way to celebrate such a great day! Happy Birthday Miss Austen.

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Felicia said...

Happy Birthday Jane! You are a gift!

Dina said...

Happy Birthday to Jane Austen. :)

lizziedias said...

I love Jane Austen. She brightens my life. Happy Birthday!

La Petite poule noire said...

235 ans et pas une ride ! Bon anniversaire, Dear Jane !