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Tuesday, January 18

Book Giveaway in Celebration of Sense and Sensibility's 200 Year Anniversary

From the desk of Maria Grazia: October 2011 will mark the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. This is why My Jane Austen Book Club wants to dedicate a special space to the celebration and discussion of Austen's first achievement as a published writer. I have invited some expert Janeites to contribute to the discussion and they have kindly and generously accepted.

Katherine at November's Autumn and Gaskell Blog contributed the cute button on the right. Each month one of them will deal with a theme, a character, a topic somehow linked to Sense and Sensibility. The discussion will be open to you all with your comments, questions and suggestions. There will be a monthly giveaway and you will have the chance to win a book or DVD connected to our celebration. Here's the schedule of our virtual meetings. Take note:

1. January: Jennifer Becton, Marriage and money in Sense and Sensibility

2. February: Alexa Adams, Sense and Sensibility on screen

3. March C. Allyn Pierson, Inheritance laws and their consequences in Sense & Sensibility

4. April: Beth Pattillo, Lost in Sense and Sensibility

5. May: Jane Odiwe, Willoughby: a rogue on trial

6. June: Deb @JASNA Vermont Secrets in Sense and Sensibility

7. July: Laurie Viera Rigler, Interview with Lucy Steele

8. August: Regina Jeffers, Settling for the Compromise Marriage

9. September: Lynn Shepherd, The origins of S&S: Richardson, Jane Austen, Elinore & Marianne

10. October: Meredith @Austenesque Reviews, Sense and Sensibility fanfiction

11. November:  Vic @Jane Austen's World,  Minor characters in Sense and Sensibility

12. December: Laurel Ann @Austenprose,  Marianne Dashwood: A passion for dead Leaves and other Sensibilities

JANUARY GIVEAWAY - Now closed. The winner is Nonna Beach.

If you comment on this post or/and on upcoming Jennifer Becton's post about marriage and money in Sense and Sensibility, you'll be entered in the giveaway of The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Shine. This novel, published by Picador, is a new modern re-telling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.


Renate said...

These upcoming discussions sound very informative so I'll be sure to pop by. Always interesting to learn more about the Regency period and the characters we've come to love (or hate).

We must improve our minds by extensive reading. ;)

Oh wait, wrong novel.

Marci J said...

thank you for the chance to win - Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Jane Austen book
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Margay said...

I really want to read this novel. It's not often you see a modern take on anything other than Pride and Prejudice. Don't get me wrong, I love Pride and Prejudice, but it's nice to see some of the other novels getting some love.


Kristin said...

I'd love to be entered to win. :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!


Elena said...

Wow, how interesting! I can´t wait to read about inheriting laws during the period. It is the cause of "Sense and Sensibility" happening in the first place, the topic that puts the whole book into motion, and it has been one aspect I have never read about.

Charity U said...

Sounds interesting! :)


EmilyAdamsOnFire said...

does "posting about marriage in Sense and Sensibility" include....oh, how I wish I could marry Col. Brandon???

thank you for the chance to win!

Mystica said...

I will come by to learn more. Thank you for sharing and giving us an opportunity to win.

catherine said...

Great contest idea! I'll be sure to check back :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Looking forward to the upcoming discussions!

Adelle4Paris said...

On every formal visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.
Sense and Sensibility
Chapter 6

And I might add.... a book to discuss!

jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World said...

These upcoming discussions sound really interesting.


irene said...

I love all of Jane Austen's novels ... there is always something very witty and clever in her writing style that makes her a standout author.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud said...

A very good idea, Sense and Sensibility is one of my fav books. I have a small volume that was my grandmothers who I never met so it is special to me.

I look forward to reading more :)

Laura S. said...

I love this book almost as much as P&P. count me in for the giveaway.

Nonna Beach said...

Good luck everyone !!!

Fatima said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Sense and Sensibility is also my favorite Austen novel.

Amy said...

Sense and Sensibility is a wonderful Jane Austen novel. I adore both sisters but Marianne is my favorite. I think it's great that you are celebrating this book with a related discussion each month!

Thank you for offering a giveaway of Catherine Shine's book. I wasn't aware that it's a modern re-telling of Sense and Sensibility until now! I definitely want to read it.

~ Amy

Kulsuma said...

ooh awesome! count me in if it's international please.


cherrychnagan said...

Thanks for offering this contest. I love Jane Austen and other Regency stories.