Stay at the Charming English Estate That Inspired Pride and Prejudice - Built in 1704 and situated in the picturesque English countryside, Goodnestone Park is a Downton Abbey–esque estate with a fascinating history: Jane Austen’s brother Edward and her sister-in-law Elizabeth lived on the property for a time, and they often invited the literary legend over for balls and informal get-togethers.
Reading rooms honor life, works of famous author Jane Austen. By KARA HILDRETH, Jordan Independent, Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016. "The Jane Austen Living Rooms are now free and open for guests who visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts now through June 26." EA. Museum link: http://new.artsmia.org/living-rooms/jane-austen-reading-room/
Reading rooms honor life, works of famous author Jane Austen
This grave rubbing of the inscription on Jane Austen's tomb was taken by co-curator Janine Barchas with special permission. The rubbing here reads: "In Memory of JANE AUSTEN, youngest daughter of the late Revd GEORGE AUSTEN, formerly Rector of Stevenson in this county she departed this Life on the 18th of July 1817 aged 41, after a long illness supported with the patience and the hopes of a Christian." EA.
Scarf with Jane Austen's family tree printed on it. From the Folger Shakespeare Library exhibition "Will and Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the cult of celebrity" which will be on display Aug. 6 - Nov. 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C. EA.
"Love and Friendship" is a new movie based on Jane Austen's unpublished early novella "Lady Susan". The director is Whit Stillman. The movie stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. It will premiere in January 2016 during the Sundance Film Festival. EA.
The Artist and the Country House: from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Day. An exhibition to benefit the Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture. Introduction by John Harris. Sotheby's, September 1996. 184 p. EA.
Johann Zoffany RA: society observed. Ed. by Martin Postle. With contributions by Clarissa Campbell Orr... New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 312 p. "18th-century painter Johan Zoffany (1733–1810) was an astute observer of the many social circles in which he functioned as an artist over the course of his long career." He was once called the "Jane Austen of English painting", but was German born. EA.
Book Talk: Emma by Jane Austen February 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT. "December 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma, the fourth of her six novels and the last one to appear in her lifetime (1775-1817). Mark Schenker of Yale College will discuss the novel in the context of Austen’s times and art, as well as how it remains timeless in our engagement with a heroine..." EA
Fashion in Fiction: Clothing Speaks Volumes in Jane Austen’s Regency Novels. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT, February 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. "Join Kandie Carle (aka The Victorian Lady) for an afternoon of clothing from the Regency Era (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Dressed in authentic Regency attire, Carle will share her insight on the clothing of the period as she dresses two mannequins as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice." EA.
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