Latest Jane Austen Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.htmJAMES FAIRFAX -- a remarkable novel re-envisioning of Jane Austen's world, where gay marriage is commonplace and love is gender-blind.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.