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The 11 best Jane Austen books, including one she wrote as a teen

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. According to Goodreads, "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," and "Emma" are the best Jane Austen books. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author whose novels became timeless classics. We used to rank readers' favorite Jane Austen novels. Her most popular classics are "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility." Jane Austen was an English autho...
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How to Read More Books

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in February 2018. Last year I read over 120 books. When I posted a collage of my favorite of those 120 reads on Instagram, a lot of guys asked me what my secret was for digesting that many tomes in 12 months. I’ve developed some tactics during my years of reading for both work a...
Tags: Books, Living, Featured, Instagram, Life, Reading, Jane Austen, Dickens, Bhagavad Gita, Austen, Alistair MacIntyre

The Daily Stream: Is There A Better High School Rom-Com Than Clueless? As If!

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Clueless"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) has everything she could possibly want: status, money, equally beautiful friends who follow her every move, and a dad who adores her. But this popular girl with a heart of gold wants to do something good with her power, and if that mean...
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Essential Movies About High School You Need To See

The high school experience is a fixture of coming-of-age films, as heightened emotional states and specific pressures give the transition from childhood to adulthood unlimited storytelling potential. Great high school movies cross many different genres, but always come down to the specific, yet somehow universal, challenges that teenagers face.John Hughes is the filmmaker most closely associated with high school movies thanks to his groundbreaking work in the '80s to accurately depict these pivo...
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Six summer reads from Oxford World’s Classics

Summer is the perfect time to escape into a good book. This year, more than ever, we can appreciate the power of losing yourself in a great story. Here is a selection of six classic novels to see you through the rest of summer… Daniel Deronda Discover George Eliot’s final novel, which centres on the figure of Gwendolen Harleth. Trapped in an increasingly destructive relationship, only her chance encounter with the idealistic and eponymous Deronda seems to offer the hope of a brighter future…Geor...
Tags: Books, Featured, Britain, Jane Austen, Prejudice, Vanity Fair, George Eliot, New England, OWC, Amy, Bennett, Emma, Louisa May Alcott, Austen, Thackeray, Deronda

200 Comic Book Adaptations of Classic Novels Created (1941-1971): Frankenstein, Moby Dick, Hamlet & More

Thanks to “the rise of comics as a ‘respectable’ medium,” Ross Johnson writes at Barnes and Noble, graphic novel adaptations now constantly reimagine literary classics for young readers. One Goodreads list collects from Austen to Kafka. These adaptations “aim to honor and embellish rather than replace the books on which they are based,” writes Johnson, “because how could they?” They do, however, allow us to “see, literally and figuratively, the stories we love from new angles.” They also give...
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Kicking Ass In A Corset: The Jane Austen Toolkit For Every Entrepreneur In A Post Pandemic World

Andrea Kayne shares the principles of Austen’s six heroines that every entrepreneur should keep in her toolkit. The post Kicking Ass In A Corset: The Jane Austen Toolkit For Every Entrepreneur In A Post Pandemic World appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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The First Museum Dedicated to Mary Shelley & Her Literary Creation, Frankenstein, Opens in Bath, England

Halloween came early this year! Last week, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opened its doors in Bath, England, mere steps from the infinitely more staid Jane Austen Centre. Both authors had a connection to Bath, a popular tourist destination since 43 CE, as evidenced by the ruins of the Roman thermal spa that give the city its name and UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Austen lived there between 1801 and 1806, and used it as a setting for both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Th...
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Austen May – 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Austen May 2020-21 Team: Youngstown Phantoms (#72)Date of Birth: May 19, 2003Place of Birth: Woodhaven, MI, USAHt: 5-foot-10 Wt: 161 poundsShoots: RPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligible Rankings NHL…
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More Evidence That Jane Austen Was Probably Anti-Slavery

“Austen’s personal values — namely, whether she supported slavery — have been debated by literary enthusiasts and experts who read her work like a cipher. A new discovery [reveals that her] brother Henry was sent as a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840.” What’s more, one of Austen’s letters “mentions her love of the work of Thomas Clarkson, an abolitionist author.” – CNN
Tags: Art, People, Jane Austen, Henry, Austen, Thomas Clarkson, 06.16.21

A Jane Austen scholar uncovered new evidence of the author's family ties to the anti-slavery movement

Austen's brother Henry was sent as a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. It's further evidence that the novelist might have believed in the abolition of slavery, too, an Austen scholar says.
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Jane Austen Family Link to Abolition Movement Comes to Light

While Jane Austen admirers savor the wit and romance of “Pride and Prejudice” and her other enduring novels, scholars have long delved into Austen’s life and times.
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‘The Netherfield Girls’: ‘Never Have I Ever’ Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Lead Netflix’s Contemporary ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Movie

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen novels are generally pretty decent. There are all-time classics like Clueless, based on Austen’s Emma, and Bridget Jones’ Diary, inspired by Pride and Prejudice, and…a million other contemporary twists on Pride and Prejudice. Now Netflix is giving its own spin on Austen’s most famous novel, with The Netherfield Girls, a contemporary romantic comedy that will star Never Have I Ever breakout star Maitreyi Ramakrishna...
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Uber is draining its cash-burning Pool

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including: Meet Gen Z's hot new appA former Microsoft board member speaks out Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to Dr. Lonnie Smith "Why can't we live together" (featuring Iggy Pop) After what seems like an eternity, I've recently started ...
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Katherine Barber, RIP.

Ian Austen’s starts off in lively fashion: In Canada, it’s possible to find a man lounging on a chesterfield in his rented bachelor wearing only his gotchies while fortifying his Molson muscle with a jambuster washed down with slugs from a stubby. But until Oxford University Press hired Katherine Barber as the founding editor of its Canadian dictionary in 1991, there was no authoritative reference work to decode contemporary Canadian words and meanings. (That sentence describes a man on a sofa...
Tags: Uncategorized, Canada, Linguistics, Quebec, Barber, Molson, Oxford Dictionary, Ontario, Cbc, Manitoba, Brown, Oxford University Press, Austen, Broadcasting Corporation, Ian Austen, Katherine Barber

Henry Golding Joins Netflix’s Modern Jane Austen Pic Persuasion

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for STXfilms) According to Deadline, Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding has signed on to star opposite Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s upcoming reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic novel Persuasion. He is set to portray the role of Mr. Elliot, who is being described as the callous and classic Austen foil. The Malaysian-British actor will next be seen leading Paramount Pictures’ upcoming G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Ju...
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What I Read in April: Part 1

Time for another quick round-up of the books I've read and listened to lately. I finished 16 books in April, most of them audiobooks. Why so many books? I spent the month doing some major paper shredding and cleaning out a storage room. All that gave me hours of good listening time! Here is part 1 of what I read last month, in the order I finished each book (part 2 will go live on Thursday). Note that the following thoughts are also available on Goodreads. Thanks to the publishers and to Libro....
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The Jane Austen Museum, Slavery, And The Culture Wars

“This month, the museum, Jane Austen’s House, touched a nerve when its director said that it would include details about Austen and her family’s ties to the slave trade, including the fact that her father was a trustee of a sugar plantation on the Caribbean island of Antigua. … The reaction from the British tabloids was swift.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, House, Jane Austen, Words, Caribbean, Antigua, Austen, 04.27.21

Such News! Dakota Johnson to Star in Netflix’s Modern Adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’

Dakota Johnson better brush up on some Austen, as she’s about to play one of the author’s iconic heroines. Johnson is set to star in Netflix’s modern retelling of Jane Austen‘s Persuasion, which tells the story of an “older” heroine who rekindles a romance with a former beau. Variety reports that Dakota Johnson is set to star in Netflix’s “modern, witty approach” to Jane Austen’s 1817 novel Persuasion, the author’s final novel published six months after her death. The original novel tells th...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Broadway, Adaptation, Jane Austen, Carrie Cracknell, Sally Hawkins, Johnson, Persuasion, Dakota Johnson, Anne, Emma, Austen

The World Of Jane Austen Puzzle

From cozy Barton Cottage to Bath’s sweeping Royal Crescent, Jane Austen’s novels encompass a vast landscape bursting with unforgettable places and people. This 1,000-piece puzzle whisks you off to Austen’s richly developed world. There you’ll discover Jane herself and 60 of her characters within the settings where their stories come to life. As you piece together the vividly illustrated montage, you’ll tumble downhill to meet dashing John Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility, find yourself “in ...
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Now We Truly Have Everything, Including A Playlist Of Jane Austen’s Favorite Music

Music was inextricably linked to Austen’s creativity – she practiced, when she had access to a piano, every day, and copied friends’ sheet music note by note. During the times her family didn’t have a piano? As far as scholars can tell, she wasn’t writing. – Colorado Public Radio
Tags: Art, Music, Jane Austen, Austen, 03.25.21

Netflix's 'Bridgerton' is giving corset sellers a boost

Netflix The Netflix show "Bridgerton" has been a boon for the corset industry. Since "Bridgerton" aired, retailers including Etsy and Corset Story have seen upticks in traffic. Netflix said in January that "Bridgerton" was its biggest show to date. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of the first scenes in Netflix's buzzy new period drama "Bridgerton" features a character being laced into a corset. So it's no surprise that the show, based on Julia Quinn's romance n...
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Netflix's 'Bridgerton' is giving a boost to corset sellers

Netflix The Netflix show "Bridgerton" has been a boon for the corset industry. Since "Bridgerton" aired, retailers including Etsy and Corset Story have seen upticks in traffic. Netflix said in January that "Bridgerton" was its biggest show to date. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of the first scenes in Netflix's buzzy new period drama "Bridgerton" features a character being laced into a corset. So it's no surprise that the show, based on Julia Quinn's romance n...
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You Really Don’t Need Valentine’s Day To Make Someone Feel Loved But Romance Is Alive This Month

February is here! A time for love, romance, and for a chonky little groundhog to tell us if we’ll be suffering more Winter or if Spring will arrive soon. I decorated yesterday for Valentine’s Day! I shared some of my decor on Instagram stories if you followed me over there. Here’s my little V-Day Candy Bar: I’m actually not a Valentine’s Day kind of person. I don’t get the concept. Why do we need one day of the year to tell people we love and appreciate them? Why do we need flowers, choco...
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A Dozen Books; Or What I Read in Late January

Happy February! As I mentioned on Saturday, I know I've been little seen on social media as of late, but that suits my current needs. Still, I wanted to share what I've read and listened to since my last summary. If you follow me on Goodreads, then you've already seen my thoughts on these books. Thanks to the publishers, audiobook publishers, and/or for the review copies. Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T. A. Willberg (Park Lane; Dec. 29): Fun mystery/fantasy set in a secret, u...
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Lost Yiddish Words.

Rose Waldman writes for Tablet about her discoveries as a translator of Yiddish: Yiddish was the language of my childhood, my first language, the one in which I learned to speak and later, to read and write. In Hasidic Williamsburg, where I was born and raised, Yiddish rumbled all around me. It was a natural part of the environment, sounding native to the very air. […] But then I fell into my literary translation career—“fell into” being the precise description of what happened, though that is a...
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‘Modern Persuasion’ Review: Alicia Witt’s Appealing Presence Powers a Half-Hearted Jane Austen Update

Back in 1995, in the midst of cinema’s brief fixation with Jane Austen, director Roger Michell made the definitive film of “Persuasion”: as literate and elegant as it was underestimated upon release. That same year, Amy Heckerling set the bar for modernized Austen adaptations with her lithely funny and era-defining “Emma” riff “Clueless.” A quarter-century […]
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An annuity is an insurance product that can provide a secure income stream for the rest of your life

Annuities have long been a go-to for seniors seeking a steady return on a lump-sum investment, but they can benefit younger investors too. FG Trade/Getty Images An annuity is a contract with an insurance company. You invest a lump sum that is returned with interest in periodic payments. Fixed annuities make payments based on a set interest rate. Variable and indexed annuities pay fluctuating interest rates. While they offer guaranteed income and some tax advantages, annuities are illiqui...
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Emma.’ Dares to Let Jane Austen’s Least Lovable Heroine Be a Brat

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Emma. Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: In Regency-era England, the “handsome, clever, and rich” Emma Woodhouse fills her long, lazy hours by matchmaking her friends and family, but finds herself wildly out of her depth and humbled by her own missteps and mistakes. Why It’s Essential Viewing: It’s kind of insane that A...
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New to Stream: Acorn TV’s December 2020 Lineup!

New to Stream: Acorn TV’s December 2020 lineup! Acorn TV has announced its upcoming lineup for the month of December, including the premieres of the British period drama A Suitable Boy from Oscar-nominated director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and a virtual reunion of the cast of cult classic Canadian comedy series Slings & Arrows, which featured Rachel McAdams (Game Night). You can check out the full lineup below! RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: Change Will Challenge Tradition in The Crown ...
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