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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...

2006-01-17 08:24:21

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Jane Austen, darling of Hollywood costume dramas, is getting an image makeover as a queen of romance that could see her novels stacked high in supermarkets and airport bookshops. But critics bridle at any trivializing of "the godmother of modern women's fiction" whose novels offer publishers the perfect chance to repackage classics for a mass market. Austen's six novels are being relaunched in May by Headline publishers as "Classic Romances" with...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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