13 Pride and Prejudice-inspired movies, books, TV shows and more, ranked
Newly recovered letters suggest Jane Austen’s brother Charles sought out a relationship with famed novelists the Porters to further his sister’s reputation. Additional letters document his frequent visits to the West Indian madams, free mixed-race women “who almost certainly sold more than pickles and rooms.” (The New York Times)
A forensic artist has constructed what might be the most accurate artistic rendition of Jane Austen. It’s based on sketches made of Austen while she was alive and descriptions written down about her by her contemporaries. But, like all waxworks, her eyes will always have a dull, dead look, despite the red in her face. [The Guardian]
Wednesday’s books headlines includes the selling of Jane Austen portrait, an end to the legal battle between indie booksellers and publishing houses, and some bad news for Mike Tyson. Read on for those stories and more below:
A single Jane Austen fan in possession of a computer must be in want of an MMORPG.
Happy Halloween! Below, some haunting reads and spooky lists. But in other news, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new book has been snatched up by Dreamworks for a film adaptation, while writers are bickering over an updated Jane Austen portrait.
Craving a look at Morrissey’s life? Want to know if fiction readers are more empathetic? Read on for more of today’s books headlines:
Happy Banned Books Week! To celebrate, we’ve got some recommended banned books, a study on book censorship and a list of most frequently challenged books. In other news, what do Jane Austen and Kelly Clarkson have in common? Why is Paula Deen in today’s news roundup? The answers and more headlines below:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single Jane Austen female fan in possession of brains and brawn must be in want of an enjoyable/believable Jane Austen movie from Hollywood. But not every Austen adaptation gets it right.