• Fiction

Persuading Austen


Author: Brigid Coady
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008270317
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8995
It is a truth universally acknowledged that working with an ex is a terrible idea...

    • Fiction

Emma Ever After


Author: Brigid Coady
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008270325
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1611
’Smart, sexy, romantic, and enormous fun’ – Keris Stainton ‘I loved it! Wicked humour with a big heart’ – Liz Fenwick on Persuading Austen

    • Classical fiction

Persuasion


Author: Jane Austen,Jane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780141045146
Category: Classical fiction
Page: 297
View: 4739
Eight years ago, Anne rejected the man she loved because her friends and family persuaded her that he wasn't rich or important enough. In all that time, she's never found anyone to match Captain Wentworth. With her snobbish father and spoiled sister always ready to embarrass her in polite society, Anne wonders if she'll ever find the courage to follow her heart again. And if she does, what can she do to regain the affections of her Captain?

Persuasion


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 328
View: 1260

    • Literary Criticism

The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe


Author: Anthony Mandal,Brian Southam
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826469329
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 424
View: 8905
This volume of international research provides a wide-ranging account of Jane Austen's reception across the length and breadth of Europe, from Russia and Finland in the North to Italy and Spain in the South. In historical terms, the survey ranges from the near-contemporary - since Austen's novels were available in French very soon after their original publication - to modern times, in those countries which for various reasons, linguistic, historical or ideological, have taken up the novels only in recent years. For many, Austen's novels are valued for their romantic content, as love stories, but increasingly they are being perceived as sophisticated, ironic narratives. In this, the quality of translation has been a significant factor and the many film and television adaptations have played an important part in establishing Austen's reputation amongst the public at large. It will be seen from this that across Europe Austen's 'reception history' is far from uniform and has been shaped by a complex of extra-literary forces.

    • Literary Criticism

A Companion to Jane Austen Studies


Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306624
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 315
View: 9023
Jane Austen significantly shaped the development of the English novel, and her works continue to be read widely today. In addition, her writings have attracted considerable critical and scholarly attention. This reference is a guide to her works and the response to them. Each of her major works is the subject of a reader-response oriented essay and a separate bibliographical survey. In addition, separate chapters overview her letters, poems, and prayers. Thus, the companion offers a convenient summary of scholarship on Austen and fresh readings of her works.

    • Fiction

Art of Persuasion


Author: Susan Midalia
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 1925591042
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 2268
If Jane Austen was twenty-five today would she be a greenie or a member of the Young Liberals? Probably neither. But for twenty-five-year-old Hazel, reading the classics starting with A is a way to pass the time while jobless and plotless.A chance encounter with an irresistible older man provides a much needed distraction. When Hazel is partnered with him on a political campaign, her attraction is deepened by the strength of his convictions. Adam seems to be attracted to her too – but why can’t she persuade him to embark upon romance? And what does Jane Austen have to teach a young woman about life, love and literature in the 21st century anyway?

    • Literary Criticism

The Friendly Jane Austen

A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility
Author: Natalie Tyler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101191538
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 1937
What's so friendly about Jane Austen? Every generation rediscovers Jane Austen with a renewed enthusiasm for her timeless novels. In recent years, Austen has become more popular than ever as nearly every one of her books has been gorgeously filmed and reinterpreted to reflect today's sensibilities. Both diehard Austen addicts and new converts to the cult will find endless revelations and witty insights in The Friendly Jane Austen. With quizzes, eye-catching illustrations, interviews with Austen scholars and admirers, a filmography, bibliography, browsable quotes and sidebars, and engaging commentaries that illuminate her family life, early writings, and novels, The Friendly Jane Austen answers such questions as: What are Jane Austen's ten surefire ways to be vulgar? How do you tell a rake from a rattle? (Hint: They're both rascals.) Why is Jane Austen sometimes called the mother of the romance novel? Who is Sense and Sensibility's only sexy man? How much money did Jane Austen earn from her books during her lifetime? Reading The Friendly Jane Austen is like stepping into the happy world of her fiction.

Persuasion


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 440
View: 4405

    • Fiction

No One Wants to Be Miss Havisham


Author: Brigid Coady
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008119414
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8258
**Winner of the RNA Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Scheme Award** ‘Dickens with a chick lit makeover, what's not to love??’ – Bestselling author of ‘The Best Thing I Never Had’, Erin Lawless What the Dickens is going on?

    • Fiction

Vanity and Vexation

A Novel of Pride and Prejudice
Author: Kate Fenton
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466853115
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6975
A clever and cunning modern day retelling of the adored Jane Austen novel "Tall, dark, and arrogantly handsome---not to mention distinguished, powerful, and rolling in money. Mr. Darcy? No, that's just the woman director of Pride and Prejudice," reports Nicholas Llewellyn Bevan, impoverished novelist and occasional (reluctant) journalist, when a TV production company trundles into his sleepy North Yorkshire valley. Amusedly he watches these glamorous invaders combine the filming of Jane Austen's romantic classic with the much less modest pursuit, off-camera, of real-life romances with the locals. Under his very nose, his bashful handsome neighbor John is plucked out of a village dance by the famously gorgeous (and wealthy) leading actress, Candia Bingham, with whom he at once falls completely in love. Our would-be hero manages only to trip over the black-booted foot of the intimidating and imperious director, Mary Dance. So he's amazed---and a little bit alarmed---when her steely eye seems to be straying his way. A witty and entertaining update on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Austen fans old and new will adore Vanity and Vexation's modern take on her sublime blueprint of the romance game complete with sex, money, and power. With an assured and respectful hand, in the context of the contemporary world, Kate Fenton has penned a riveting story with a hilarious twist. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged that Hollywood taking an interest---better still an option---in a novelist's work is a surefire way to propel that novelist into serious sales figures and the bestseller lists.

    • Austen, Jane

Modern Persuasion


Author: Sara Marks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545527832
Category: Austen, Jane
Page: 218
View: 7303
Which would you pick: the person you love or your own dreams? What would you do if given a second chance at that decision? Eight years ago Emma Shaw picked her career and family over the man she loved, Fredrick Wentworth. Since then she has built a career in publishing and spends her free time making sure her father and sisters are taken care of. Fredrick has spent the same years building his career as a screenwriter under increasing public scrutiny as a celebrity. When the editor of Fredrick's first book is injured, Emma is forced to travel with Fredrick on his book tour. Tension builds for the two former lovers over the course of the tour. Emma and Fredrick must face their emotional baggage and their misunderstanding about how their break-up impacted the other. Will they be able to find their way back together for a second chance at love?

    • Literary Criticism

A Companion to Jane Austen


Author: Claudia L. Johnson,Clara Tuite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354906
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 560
View: 2252
Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen studies, A Companion to Jane Austen provides 42 essays from a distinguished team of literary scholars that examine the full breadth of the English novelist's works and career. Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date array of Austen scholarship Functions both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the most innovative speculative developments in the field of Austen studies Engages at length with changing contexts and cultures of reception from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries

    • Fiction

Sanditon


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681951436
Category: Fiction
Page: 53
View: 4584
Jane Austen's Last, Unfinished Novel “I am no indiscriminate novel reader. The mere trash of the common circulating library I hold in the highest contempt.” ― Jane Austen, Sanditon Set in 19th century England, Jane Austen's last novel was completed by another author after her death. While it is still debated whether Sanditon was simply a first draft or marked a shift in Austen's writing style, the story of the daily lives of a cast of characters living in Sanditon makes for a lively read for Jane Austen fans. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

    • Young Adult Fiction

For Darkness Shows the Stars


Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062114379
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 448
View: 2073
Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund’s take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the dystopian future of For Darkness Shows the Stars, a genetic experiment has devastated humanity. In the aftermath, a new class system placed anti-technology Luddites in absolute power over vast estates—and any survivors living there. Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father’s estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant, asked her to run away with him four years ago, she refused, although it broke her heart. Now Kai is back. And while Elliot longs for a second chance with her first love, she knows it could mean betraying everything she’s been raised to believe is right. For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking YA romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

    • Fiction

The Subsequent Proposal

A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion
Author: Joana Starnes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492874881
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4710
A number of broken-hearted characters from Jane Austen's best novels are thrown together by the vagaries of fate, and all manner of unwise decisions are taken at this vulnerable time. But then their past creeps up upon them – and what is there to do but face it, and hope that their convoluted paths will finally lead them to their proper place? “Elizabeth… Elizabeth... Elizabeth…” he murmured against her lips, her skin, her hair, and then her lips again. “I cannot forsake you! I cannot! I cannot lose you! I cannot bear to think of a life without you – 'tis not worth living, 'tis but a slow death! I cannot lose you! I beg you, do not send me away again! I love you! Elizabeth, I love you!” Friends, rivals, foes, wrong choices and a duel – Fitzwilliam Darcy's life is never dull! 'The Subsequent Proposal' – a story that is primarily about him – follows Mr. Darcy in his struggles to decipher the troubling enigma of Elizabeth Bennet's feelings – and to correct the worst misjudgement of his life…

    • Young Adult Fiction

No Filter


Author: Orlagh Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681197251
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 6210
This poignant, sweepingly romantic debut novel told in dual POVs is perfect for fans of Everything, Everything and All the Bright Places. Anyone who follows Emerald on her social media accounts only sees a perfect life-her loving, wealthy family, tight-knit circle of friends, and devoted internet following. But the truth hides behind the scenes of her perfectly framed, filtered photos. . . Emerald's family is far from happy, and when she finds her mom unconscious on the bathroom floor, she can no longer keep it a secret. Sent to stay with her grandmother in a small beach town while her mother recovers and her father works non-stop, Emerald fears the long, lonely summer ahead of her . . . until she meets Liam. He's an aspiring songwriter with his own baggage, but neither of them can deny their connection. With secrets and lies all that they're used to, can Emerald and Liam really fall for each other-brave and true-with no filter? This fresh, funny, and poignant debut from Orlagh Collins is refreshingly grounded and sweepingly romantic all at once.

Schoolboy Honour

A Tale of Halminster College
Author: Henry Cadwallader Adams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 363
View: 9221

    • Literary Criticism

Virginia Woolf and Heritage


Author: Jane deGay,Tom Breckin,Anne Reus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1942954425
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 4854
This volume aims to situate Virginia Woolf as a writer who, despite her fame as a leading modernist, also drew on a rich literary and cultural heritage. The chapters in this volume explore the role her family heritage, literary tradition and heritage locations play in Woolf' s works, uncovering the influence the past had on her work, and particularly her deep indebtedness to the Victorian period in the process. It looks at how she reimagined heritage, including her queer readings of the past. This volume also aims to examine Woolf' s own literary legacy: with essays examining her reception in Romania, Poland and France and her impact on contemporary writers like Alice Munro and Lidia Yuknavitch. Lastly, Woolf' s standing in the increasingly popular field of biofiction is explored. The collection features an extended chapter on Virginia Woolf' s relationship with her cousin H.A.L. Fisher by David Bradshaw, and an extended chapter by Laura Marcus on Woolf and the concept of shame.

Kellynch

Sequel to Jane Austen's Persuasion
Author: Kwen D. Griffeth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517078669
Category:
Page: 262
View: 353
Jane Austen completed "Persuasion" in August 1816. It was to be her last book. She left us with the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth and she left them approaching "happily ever after." What happens the day following "happily ever after?" The story of Kellynch picks up three years after the couple married and were able to secure the Kellynch estate from Sir Walter and Cousin William Elliot agreed to waive the entailment. It would seem all is well with the young couple, but all is not as it seems. Kellynch is a story of deceit and treachery as well as courage and overcoming the odds. It is a story in which those who were assumed to be friends are not and where support comes from unexpected places. Love again, will, be tested in a story set against the backdrop of historical events. Throughout the book, I have remained true to the characters as Miss Austen created them. I sought to develop and introduce new characters that would meet with her approval.