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2010-11-30 15:59:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- You know this isn't going to be just another party when Jane Austen's on the guest list. A horse and carriage greet you. Guests mingle in their Regency costumes all to benefit Arts Education at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. In the days of Jane Austen, society would gather in their Regency finery to feast and frolic,...

2009-08-20 02:00:00

LONDON, August 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget the murder, mystery and romance, Jeremy Clarkson's book has topped a poll of Britons' favourite beach reads of all time. The outspoken Top Gear presenter's book For Crying Out Loud has been voted as the number one beach read of all time beating off competition from blockbusters including Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and classics such as Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. More than 7,000 Britons voted for their favourite beach read in an online poll...

2009-07-23 09:58:42

Norilana Books has announced it is publishing James Fairfax, a re-imaging of Jane Austen's novel Emma, in which same-sex marriage is commonplace. Penned by Adam Campan, the book is slated for release next month. Austen is also given writing credit for Fairfax, which draws largely on her 1816 British romance. In this stunning, gender-bending, stylish dance-of-manners version of Jane Austen's beloved classic novel 'Emma' -- an alternate Regency where gay marriage is commonplace and love is...

2009-07-22 09:48:00

LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Norilana Books is proud to present the elegant, groundbreaking novel JAMES FAIRFAX by Jane Austen and Adam Campan, coming in August 2009 as the lead title from the main Norilana imprint. http://www.norilana.com/JamesFairfax.htm JAMES FAIRFAX -- a remarkable novel re-envisioning of Jane Austen's world, where gay marriage is commonplace and love is gender-blind. Current and relevant to today's social issues. In this stunning, gender-bending, stylish...

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2009-07-15 22:11:04

The American company Quirk Books has announced plans to release the novel Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters this September. The horror book is inspired by Jane Austen's literary classic Sense and Sensibility and comes on the heels of Quirk's surprise hit Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which has more than 600,000 copies in print, Publishers Weekly said on its Web site. Sea Monsters reportedly features a 60-40 ratio of Austen material to new prose and is due for release...

2009-07-15 05:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From Quirk Books comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem! Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of Jane Austen's novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, swashbuckling pirates, and other seaworthy creatures. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=OTM= Editor Jason Rekulak...

2009-04-05 14:35:34

Actress Romola Garai says she is thrilled to portray the heroine of 19th century novelist Jane Austen's classic Emma for the BBC. Garai, 26, said she has long been a fan of the 1815 literary classic that follows the life of a young privileged woman named Emma Woodhouse, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. I'm incredibly excited and honored to be taking on the role of Emma, who is arguably Jane Austen's greatest heroine. I've loved the book for many years and she is a character very close...


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