Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Jane Austen

Pride. Prejudice. Perfection. by Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post, July 30, 2009 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies , Seth Grahame-Smith’s sly zombification of Jane Austen’s Regency-era romance, is no act of literary desecration. To the already-irresistible story of the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennett and the proud Mr. Darcy, Grahame-Smith adds only the lightest sprinkling of walking corpses, Shaolin training, katana duels, dojos on country estates, and young ladies succumbing to the strange plague. --Donna Bowman, review, A.V. Club, April 16, 2009

Classic stories still retain their storytelling power centuries later, and smart remakes do well to retain much of the original plot. That's the case in a new literary mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, where Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy take time away from courtship to hone their martial arts skills on the walking dead... --Jeremy Hsu, Why Dead Authors Can Thrill Modern Readers, Live Science, posted: 15 April 2009 09:37 am ET (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Many Austen fans would give anything to enter the charming world of her novels-a scenario explored recently in the successful BBC series "Lost in Austen" and Laurie Viera Rigler's Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. --Aisha Motlani, Austen’s Powers, Shepherd Express, March 15, 2009

Currently in the works are two horror films based on Jane Austen's best-loved novel, titled - Google them if you think it's a joke - "Pride and Predator" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." --Joanne Weintraub, Rep puts its pride into Austen adaptation, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 4, 2009

Jane Austen and other famous authors violate what everyone learned in their English class. --Henry Churchyard, Everybody loves their Jane Austen

You've Read the Novels (Now Read the Footnotes) by William Grimes, review of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice edited by David M. Shapard, The New York Times, March 16, 2007
(via Arts & Letters Daily)

A question of pride: So Pride and Prejudice has been voted most life-changing novel - but how well do you really know it? by John Sutherland, Guardian, December 13, 2004

Change your life with Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice wins Radio 4 poll of women's fiction, by Hadley Freeman, Guardian, December 9, 2004

Jane Austen, Public Theologian, by Peter J. Leithart, First Things, January 2004

Hume, Austen, and First Impressions, by Rodney Delasanta, First Things, June/July 2003

The Sense and Sensibility of Betrayal: Discovering the Meaning of Treachery through Jane Austen, by Rodger L. Jackson, Humanitas 2000 No. 2

The Collected Work of Jane Austen, by Jane Austen, Ultra-Condensed by Christina Carlson and Peter da Silva, at Book-A-Minute Classics


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