Author(s): Carol J. Adams
This is a fantastically vast and witty companion to everything you need to know about Jane Austen, presented in a wonderfully fun and entertaining style which will appeal to all readers.Whether you've read Jane Austen once or read her yearly, or if you simply yearn to be Elizabeth or Mr. Darcy, this new "Bedside Companion" will make a perfect match. Janeite and newcomer alike will revel in the entertaining capsules of each of Austen's beloved novels, along with information on such important subjects as white soup, carriages, what happened at the ha-ha, and, of course, all those characters we love to hate. In the spirit of Austen, maps, puzzles and quizzes are provided - including the one and only Jane Austen Aptitude Test. The reader is taken on location to Steventon, her childhood home, to Bath, the city she was happy to leave, and elsewhere. Included is an interview Karen J. Fowler, author of "The Jane Austen Book Club", as well as all the movies made of Austen's stories, from Hollywood to Bollywood. An 'Austentatious' work, indeed!"
Carol J. Adams has a master of divinity from Yale University. Author of many books she is best known for her groundbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat. For more information, visit her web site at www.caroljadams.com Douglas Buchanan, whose interest is in artistic boundary-crossing, studies composition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with British composer Nicholas Maw. He is a graduate of The College of Wooster. Kelly Gesch is a graduate of The College of Wooster, whose interests are 19th-century feminist theory and literature, is pursuing graduate studies at Villanova University. This is their second book together, following co-authorship, with Carol Adams, on The Beside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Frankenstein.
-First Impressions: On Reading Jane Austen; -The Sentence - no other sentence in English literature has suffered the flattery of imitation as has the opening of Pride and Prejudice.; -"Why I married her" by Mr Bennett; -Sidebar: Leading Men from Laurence Olivier to Colin Firth and Matthew McFayden; -Admirers: An interview with Helen Fielding; -Mrs Bennett Was Right: The Marriage Plot in Austen Novels; -Jane Austen, the Early Years; -Class and Austen; -Sidebar: The Clergy in Austen's Fiction; -Sense and Sensibility on Film; -An Austen Dictionary: Georgian, Linens, Regency; -What Makes a janeite?; -The Characters We Love to Hate--Lady Catherine de Bourgh et al Jane Austen's Letters; -Capsule: Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park.