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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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Roger Michell: a quiet genius still hitting his stride | Peter Bradshaw

The director’s death aged 65 is a huge blow for British cinema, whose very best qualities – of wit, intelligence and subtlety – Michell exemplifiedRoger Michell was the TV and movie director who had a midas touch with actors and with a particular type of English material: witty, literate, poignant and romantic. Michell was a master at directing anything on the continuum between Jane Austen and Richard Curtis and knew what animated both. Related: Roger Michell – a career in pictures Continue r...
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Notting Hill Director Roger Michell Passes Away At 65

Acclaimed and widely respected British filmmaker Roger Michell sadly passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the age of 65. The gifted stage and movie director was perhaps best known for the 1999 film "Notting Hill," the Julia Roberts- and Hugh Grant-starring romantic comedy that immediately turned Michell into a hot commodity in Hollywood. Michell leaves behind four children as well as an enduring legacy as a skilled journeyman director. His publicist released a statement on his passin...
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Good with Words: A Series of Writing & Editing Courses from the University of Michigan

We’ve all used words just about as long as we’ve been alive. This obvious truth, alas, has led too many of us into the delusion that we’re good with words: that we’re good speakers and, even more commonly and less justifiably, that we’re good writers. Yet anyone who’s seen or heard much of how words are used in the realms of business and academia — to say nothing of personal correspondence — does understand, on some level, the true rarity of these skills. Now, those of us who recognize t...
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The 20 most popular books of all time, according to Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. According to Goodreads, some of the most popular books of all time include "The Great Gatsby," "Pride & Prejudice," and "The Hunger Games." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Goodreads is the world's largest platform for readers to rate and review books. Below are the 20 most popular books of all time, ranked by Goodreads members. Want more books? Check out the . is the world's largest site fo...
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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...
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V/H/S/94 Trailer: The Found Footage Horror Series Is Back And Going After Your '90s Nostalgia

Just when you thought it was safe to throw out that old VHS player in the attic, the trailer for "V/H/S/94" is here to win you back with another gruesome collection of found footage horror stories.Jane Austen didn't quite have it right: it is a truth universally acknowledged that a horror fan in October must be in want of an anthology to watch. For many, it's George A. Romero's 1982 classic "Creepshow" with its wacky EC Comics vibe, while a younger crowd might reach for their copy of Michael Dou...
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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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The 17 Best Kids Movies That Adults Will Also Love

Whether you're a parent/guardian, teacher, babysitter, or in charge of entertaining young children for whatever reason, choosing a kids movie can be an arduous task. You don't want to be talked down to by a cartoon animal with a voice pitched so high it gives you a tension headache -- and frankly, kids don't deserve that either! Here are some movies for kids that adults can actually enjoy and love. You know, the G and PG-rated movies that don't make you feel desperate for adult conversation. (Or...
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I love British TV so much that I can't decide between Acorn TV and BritBox - it's really down to which exclusives you want most

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. "Downton Abbey" is one of many British TV series available on BritBox. PBS Acorn TV and BritBox have tons of shows from Britain and some from Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The two streaming services are a dream come true for fans of mystery series. Each has unique content, so one service might be a better fit depending on your taste in shows. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky TV (Prime Video Channe...
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Terence Davies on His Siegfried Sassoon Biopic ‘Benediction’ and Why He Hates Jane Austen Films

Terence Davies, that most meticulous of auteurs, returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with “Benediction,” a lush biopic of Siegfried Sassoon, the poet and decorated veteran who became an outspoken critic of World War I. The film should be catnip for Davies admirers. It’s another beautifully composed portrait of genius, repression and loneliness, and […]
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Home affairs: New Zealanders forced to turn to dating sites to find a mortgage mate

Tinder profiles reveal desperate reality of trying to buy a home as survey shows housing is the number one concern for Kiwis, ranked above Covid“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” Jane Austen wrote in 1813, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Lose the gender binary, swap the fortune for half of a mortgage deposit and you have a maxim for our times.Two-hundred years later, young New Zealanders are still seeking partners to improve their otherwise-...
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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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Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Emma' turns 25: Celebrate with 7 swoon-worthy Jane Austen-inspired films

It's been 25 years since Gwyneth Paltrow stole our hearts in the 1996 film "Emma." Celebrate with our favorite Jane Austen-inspired films.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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The 27 best enemies-to-lovers books to read if you love 'Pride and Prejudice'

Some of the best enemies-to-lovers books include "Pride and Prejudice," "The Hating Game," and "Red, White & Royal Blue." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Enemies-to-lovers books involve two characters (usually polar opposites) falling in love. We rounded up the best enemies-to-lovers books, from classic period pieces to modern rom-coms. Want more books? Check out the best fantasy series and historical fic...
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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...
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Rare Jane Austen sketch loaned to Bath

The sketch by her sister is the only widely accepted portrait of the writer who lived in Bath.
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Bestselling author Laura Dave shares the rules, products, and tips she's used to achieve success as a writer

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Laura Dave's novel, "The Last Thing He Told Me," is a New York Times and Amazon bestseller as well as a Reese's Book Club pick. Laura Dave; Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider "The Last Thing He Told Me" is a bestselling thriller book and Reese's Book Club pick. The book's author, Laura Dave, shared some of her best writing tips with Insider. Learn more about how Insider covers books and pe...
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Getting Hosed in the August Garden; Another Letter from the Midwest

August 18, 2021 Cincinnati, Ohio  Dear Marianne, I apologize that I have again taken too long responding to your most recent letter. As you might recall, the main subject of your letter was how you managed to survive a great flood. The most harrowing part was about how your husband, Michael, using everything he learned about coming ashore on foreign beaches during his years with the Marine Corps, managed to ford raging waters to save two old vehicles, each of substantial sentimental value, fro...
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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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22 of the best classic books to read in your lifetime

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tara Moore/Getty Images Classic books have characters, stories, or messages that withstand time. All of the books on this list were published before 1987, though most are much older. Want more books? Check out our best fantasy books, science fiction books, and . While many readers prefer , classic books are notable works of literature that withstand stand time, memorable for their beautiful prose, co...
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Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘I’ve found my voice’

From Jane Austen’s Persuasion to sci-fi comedies and action thrillers, Nikki Amuka-Bird is driven by strong characters. The actor talks about mourning her mum, colour-blind casting and being inspired by Helen McCroryWhen Nikki Amuka-Bird started work on Old, the latest film from Hollywood supernatural-loving director M Night Shyamalan, she knew it was going to be special. It was the summer of 2020, and production on films and television had tentatively started up again. She flew to the Dominican...
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A new Jane Austen-themed dating show is in the works - get the details

Move over Love Island and Too Hot to Handle, there’s a brand new dating show set to...
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The Other F-word – Flood: A Letter to The Midwest

July 8, 2021 Lovettsville, VA Dear Scott, Just as I was beginning to think you’d finally expired face down in a root-infested trench, and that Michele might have seized upon her opportunity to fill it in and quietly book a trip to Cabo for one… there is news of a letter in my inbox!  Oh Frabjous Day! I am thankful you are not dead from exhaustion as it gives us all hope that we too can abuse our bodies without mercy on the altar of our gardens and live to complain bitterly about it. My garden li...
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‘Pride and Prejudice’-Inspired Reality Dating Show Ordered at Peacock

Peacock has ordered a reality dating series inspired by Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The series, titled “Pride and Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance,” is an original format that will see a “heroine” looking for her “duke.” Transported to a Regency-style England, a group of eligible hopeful suitors will have to win the heart of […]
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Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang to Top Feature ‘Fire Island’ With Director Andrew Ahn for Searchlight (EXCLUSIVE)

Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster are set to star in “Fire Island,” a romantic comedy from “Spa Night” director Andrew Ahn. Described as a modern day take on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” the film will center on two best friends embarking on a weeklong vacation to Fire Island — the historic gay escape […]
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The 29 best romance novels to read this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Romance novels make for . We rounded up some of the best ones, from modern bestsellers to rom-coms and YA books. We also included some of the best romance books of all time if classics are more your speed. I'll admit: I'm a relatively new romance book convert. I used to alternate between devouring dark, creepy thrillers and gutting, emotional contemporary fiction -...
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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
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Cool Stuff: Columbia Classics Volume 2 Brings ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘The Social Network’ and More to 4K Ultra HD

Last year, Columbia Pictures released a special collection of classic movies on 4K Ultra HD in a big collectible box set. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Strangelove, Gandhi, A League of Their Own, and Jerry Maguire filled out that first volume of classics from Columbia Pictures, and now a second volume is coming with six more movies. The Columbia Classics Volume 2 4K Ultra HD Collection box set will arrive this fall with Anatomy of a Murder, Oliver!, Taxi Driver, Stripes,...
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UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers

Friends of the National Libraries launch ‘once in a generation’ effort to raise £15m to buy the Honresfield library, packed with works by Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Walter ScottFrom the British Library to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, a consortium of libraries and museums have come together in an “unprecedented” effort to raise £15m and save an “astonishingly important” set of literary manuscripts for the nation.The plans were formed after the announcement last month that the “lost” Honresfi...
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