Are You in a Jane Austen Mood Today?

484px-Jane_Austen_coloured_versionOur dear British novelist Jane Austen would have turned 238 today, had she not died at the untimely age of 41 due to (pick your retrospective diagnosis) Addison’s disease, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bovine tuberculosis or Brill-Zinsser disease.

We’ve celebrated the unforgettable Jane a number of times on the Ms. Blog. When you’re not busy reading one of her famous novels like Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility today, check out these posts of the past:

Of Jane Austen, the Bennet Sisters … and VAWA?

 

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! Five Feminist Footnotes

 

Jane Austen in Brooklyn

 

Bank of England Sees Sense (and Sensibility)

 

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Women Friends: Q and A with Julia Cho

 

Pride and Prejudice at 200: Stop Looking for Mr. Darcy!

 

Happy 200th Birthday, Elizabeth Bennet!

Image of Jane Austen from Wikimedia Commons

 

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  1. In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday and the end of the bicentennial of Pride & Prejudice, the following post offers a very different take on Pride & Prejudice, which involves learning to read what I call “The Jane Austen Code”.

    http://tinyurl.com/mn7rej4

    Cheers, ARNIE PERLSTEIN
    @JaneAustenCode on Twitter

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