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Mansfield Park and the course of true love

Mansfield Park and the course of true love

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park always seems to be a slightly under-loved Austen. It’s yet to have a really great film or TV adaptation and it seems to be the one everyone forgets. Having re-read it for the Jane Austen Challenge, I have been questioning why this is, since it’s every bit as witty and clever as Austen’s other works.

I can’t help but wonder if it’s because Austen is quite brutally honest about the…

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Jane Austen on Screen

Jane Austen on Screen

Jane Austen AdaptationsAdaptations of Jane Austen on film and TV are particularly common. Some are wonderful, others less so, but I have a list of Austen adaptations that, for good or bad, you really should see.

Pride and Prejudice, 1995

This is the absolute daddy of Pride and Prejudice adaptations. It’s one of those rare TV mini series where everything…

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  • 21st March
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Earlier this week I paid a visit to Lyme Park in Disley near Stockport in Cheshire, which Jane Austen fans will know as Pemberley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Despite heavy rain it was a lovely day out and it was great to see some of the locations where Darcy and Elizabeth met. For anyone interested, I’ve shared a few of my pics from the day! Unfortunately pictures aren’t allowed to be taken inside the house, but there are some of the gardens and orangery before the rain forced us back indoors.

Lyme Park aka Pemberley Earlier this week I paid a visit to Lyme Park in Disley near Stockport in Cheshire, which Jane Austen fans will know as Pemberley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of 
  • 18th March
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Sense and Sensibility Revisited

Sense and Sensibility Revisited

Sense and SensibilityOne of the reasons I started on the Jane Austen Challenge was to force myself to read those works that I have somewhat neglected over the years. My favourite Austens are EmmaPride and Prejudice and PersuasionEmma because it is incredibly witty, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasionbecause they’re sublime romances. I’ve read and re-read them all many, many times over the years, yet I’ve only read 

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  • 16th March
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dashingdraiks:

nocakeno:

theonlinefeminist:

fandomsandfeminism:

le-sob:

Really? Men want to make all these weak ass “women should be in the kitchen jokes” and then they want to pull shit like this Fuck u top chef Canada and ur sexist bullshit

A woman’s place is in the kitchen, unless we suddenly want to act like being in the kitchen is respectable difficult work. Then women need to get the fuck out, right? 

WOW

Women can’t even have their patriarchy-defined roles once men decide they want in, and that is bullshit.

You saw it with computer/software work in the 50s. Women were doing really, really well and men decided they wanted in on that. Now it’s a ‘boy’s club’.

dashingdraiks:

nocakeno:

theonlinefeminist:

fandomsandfeminism:

le-sob:

Really? Men want to make all these weak ass “women should be in the kitchen jokes” and then they want to pull shit like this
Fuck u top chef Canada and ur sexist bullshit

A woman’s place is in the kitchen, unless we suddenly want to act like being in the kitchen is respectable difficult work. Then women need to get the fuck out, right? 

WOW

Women can’t even have their patriarchy-defined roles once men decide they want in, and that is bullshit.

You saw it with computer/software work in the 50s. Women were doing really, really well and men decided they wanted in on that. Now it’s a ‘boy’s club’.

(via shadows-will-be-lost)

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