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I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend

Author : Cora Harrison
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2010-11-30
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780330536189

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I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison Pdf

Secrets, intrigue, and meddling in love – I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison is a historical romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Bridgerton. Jane says that if I am to be the heroine of this story, something will throw a hero in my way . . . I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend is the secret diary of Jenny Cooper, Jane Austen’s teenage friend and confidante. Their evenings are a blur of beautiful dresses, balls, gossip and romance; their days are spent writing about them – Jenny in her diary, Jane in her first attempts at fiction. When Jenny falls utterly in love with a handsome naval officer, obstacles stand in their way. Who better to help her than Jane herself, who already considers herself an expert in love and relationships?

Jane Austen's Best Friend

Author : Zöe Wheddon
Publisher : Pen and Sword History
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2021-03-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781526763822

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Jane Austen's Best Friend by Zöe Wheddon Pdf

The story of Martha Lloyd—recipe collector, housekeeping expert, and Jane Austen’s dearest friend. Fans of Jane Austen often feel that the beloved author is like a best friend—and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd offers a unique insight into Jane’s private inner circle. Through this heartwarming examination of an important and often overlooked person in Jane’s world, we uncover the life-changing force of their friendship. Each chapter details the fascinating facts and friendship-forming qualities that tied Jane and Martha together. Within these pages we relive their shared interests, the hits and misses of their romantic lives, their passion for shopping and fashion, their family histories, their lucky breaks, and their girly chats. This book offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the shared lives of a fascinating pair and the chance to deepen our own bonds in “love and friendship” with them both.

Martha Lloyd's Household Book

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2021-06-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 185124560X

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Martha Lloyd's Household Book by Anonim Pdf

This is the first facsimile publication of 'Martha Lloyd's Household Book', the manuscript cookbook of Jane Austen's closest friend. Martha's notebook is reproduced to scale in a colour facsimile section with complete transcription and detailed annotation. Introductory chapters discuss its place among other household books of the long eighteenth century. Martha Lloyd befriended a young Jane Austen and later lived with Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother at the cottage in Chawton, Hampshire, where Jane wrote or revised her novels. Martha later married into the Austen family. Her collection features recipes and remedies handwritten during a period of over thirty years and includes the only surviving recipes from Mrs Austen and Captain Francis Austen, Jane's mother and brother. There are many connections between Martha's book and Jane Austen's writing, including white soup from 'Pride and Prejudice' and the author's favourites - toasted cheese and mead. The family, culinary and literary connections detailed in the introductory chapters of this work give a fascinating perspective on the time and manner in which both women lived, thanks to this extraordinary artefact passed down through the Austen family.

My Jane Austen Summer

Author : Cindy Jones
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2011-03-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062078803

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My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones Pdf

“When one has read the six great Austen novels…and then reread and then reread the six again, one’s only recourse is the company of others equally bereft. Cindy Jones’s My Jane Austen Summer fills the gap with a nourishing Austen-soaked setting, a wonderfully surprising plot, and Lily, a delightfully peculiar heroine.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club Author Cindy Jones has a gift for the millions of readers everywhere who have been enchanted by Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and the other wondrous works of the inimitable Austen—not to mention fans of more contemporary delights such as The Jane Austen Book Club. Jones’s My Jane Austen Summer is a delightful, funny, poignant novel in which a contemporary woman—an obsessed Austenphile—learns much about life, love, and herself during one magical summer in England spent re-enacting Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

Austenland

Author : Shannon Hale
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2013-01-01
Category : Chick lit
ISBN : 9781408840092

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Austenland by Shannon Hale Pdf

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?In this addictive, charming and compassionate story, Shannon Hale brings out the Jane Austen obsessive in all of us.

Jane Austen's Inspiration

Author : Judith Stove
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Page : 309 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2019-07-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781526734211

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Jane Austen's Inspiration by Judith Stove Pdf

An insightful portrait of Austen’s friend and fellow writer Anne Lefroy and the society that surrounded these two literary women. In this insightful new biography of Anne Lefroy, Judy Stove investigates the life of a writer who had a direct and undeniable influence on the life and works of Jane Austen. Jane shared some of her earliest writings with Anne, who became a devoted confidant; it is believed that their friendship was an essential component in their creativity. As a published female writer, Anne was an immense source of inspiration to Jane as she developed her own talents. Judy Stove, a member of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, brings a wealth of insight to this illuminating history of a literary friendship. She has uncovered fascinating snippets of information relating to Anne Lefroy’s circle, and her book addresses developments across a period of great social and political change. Setting Lefroy’s life in context, she looks at the war against Napoleon and illustrates evolutions in healthcare as well as changes in religious beliefs and practices that shaped the world of these remarkable women.

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

Author : Ada Bright,Cass Grafton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2023-08-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781667203782

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The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright,Cass Grafton Pdf

When a time-traveling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath, only Rose Wallace can save her. Rose Wallace of Bath loves all things Austen. So when her new neighbor turns out to actually be Jane Austen—whose time-travel adventure has left her trapped in the 21st century—she is both thrilled and horrified. Jane's time travel means she never published her works! Rose must help Jane get back home to write her renowned novels because a world without Mr. Darcy? It's not worth living in. The fun and light-hearted novel is perfect for fans of The Jane Austen Book Club and Austenland. See what readers have to say about The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen: "This book was just so much fun to read." "A fabulous book, beautifully written. I shall be buying more from these authors." "This story has adventure, charming characters and a unique premise. It's a great romcom historical fiction read." "The story was different from anything I've read recently and really captured my attention. It was so well written and the characters were fantastic." "I absolutely loved this novel. I started reading it assuming it was a straightforward romance so was really pleasantly surprised with the unpredictable twists that this book contained."

Love and Friendship

Author : Jane Austen
Publisher : Hesperus Press
Page : 89 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2016-06-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781843913146

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Love and Friendship by Jane Austen Pdf

Written in a series of letters to the daughter of a friend, Love and Friendship tells of a young girl's path to betrayal, by way of a seemingly ecstatic marriage. It is accompanied by The Three Sisters, another expertly crafted epistolary novel. When a noble youth arrives unannounced to request the hand of the matchless Laura, it seems their future is one of contentment and bliss—that is until his family learn of the marriage and, one by one, reject the new bride. Such begins the series of unspeakable events that make up Laura's lot in life. But tragedy and comedy here go hand in hand as Austen delivers a stringent satire on drawing-room society, brilliantly heralding her later masterpieces.

The Jane Austen Society

Author : Natalie Jenner
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2020-05-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250248725

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The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner Pdf

* INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * "This novel delivers sweet, smart escapism." —People "Fans of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will adore The Jane Austen Society... A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the universal language of literature and the power of books to unite and heal." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's finest novelists. Now it's home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen's legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen's home and her legacy. These people—a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others—could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. As each of them endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war, others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society. A powerful and moving novel that explores the tragedies and triumphs of life, both large and small, and the universal humanity in us all, Natalie Jenner's The Jane Austen Society is destined to resonate with readers for years to come.

Jane Austen's Genius Guide to Life

Author : Haley Stewart
Publisher : Ave Maria Press
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2022-03-25
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781646801404

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Jane Austen's Genius Guide to Life by Haley Stewart Pdf

Popular Catholic podcaster Haley Stewart insists that there’s no better life coach than nineteenth-century British novelist Jane Austen. In this uniquely Catholic take, Stewart reveals Austen’s thoughtful, deeply personal exploration of human relationships—including with God—through her six novels. Stewart’s insights take you on a journey that is both literary and spiritual, revealing how Austen’s characters and themes can lead to you to discover and become the person God has called you to be. Stewart draws fascinating connections between Austen’s novels and real life and introduces Austen as a capable life coach by how she guides her readers to understand virtue and vice through friendship, love, community, and God’s grace. Austen’s characters reveal how virtuous habits transform us and help us become who we were meant to be. Each chapter focuses on characters and virtues from a single novel: Do you find yourself swayed by superficial charm and yearn to see others more clearly? Let Elizabeth Bennet teach you how to recognize substance in others and address the pride in your own heart through the cultivation of humility (Pride and Prejudice). Are you stuck in selfishness that wounds others (and yourself)? Let Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley help you develop the compassion to see the world more clearly with the eyes of Christ (Emma). Do you get swept away into poor choices due to a lack of self-control? Let the Dashwood sisters show you the virtue of temperance and guide you to embrace your God-given personality and temperament (Sense and Sensibility. Do you have treasured ideals but struggle to live them out? Follow along with Edmund Bertram’s journey toward constancy through the example of Fanny Price (Mansfield Park). Have the disappointments of life grown resentment or bitterness in your heart? Be inspired by Anne Elliot’s vulnerable fortitude in the storms of life (Persuasion). Do you struggle to know what to do or who to believe in tricky situations? Join Catherine Morland in learning prudence to know and act on the truth (Northanger Abbey). Whether you are already an Austen fan or are discovering her works for the first time, Stewart’s infectious enthusiasm and captivating spiritual insights will have you digging in to experience firsthand the characters and stories that have captured imaginations in book and film for more than two centuries. Discussion questions and recommended film adaptations make this book suitable for individual or group use or as a high school classroom or homeschool resource. A free, downloadable leader’s guide is available at avemariapress.com.

Praying with Jane

Author : Rachel Dodge
Publisher : Baker Books
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-10-02
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781493416189

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Praying with Jane by Rachel Dodge Pdf

The charm of Jane Austen and her novels has been enjoyed for over 200 years by readers around the world. Much has been written about her fascinating life, yet little is known about Jane's spiritual side. In this lovely 31-day devotional, you will get an in-depth look at Miss Austen's vibrant, steadfast prayer and faith life. Her intimate relationship with the Father comes to life through her exquisite prayers, touching biographical anecdotes, intimate excerpts from family letters and memoirs, and illuminating scenes from her novels. Spiritual insights and Scripture references shed light on the profound meaning behind Miss Austen's prayers and the enduring truths they contain. Each day ends with a key Bible verse and invitation to "pray with Jane," helping to ignite and deepen your own vibrant relationship with the Father.

Austen's Novels ...

Author : Jane Austen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 438 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1877
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UOM:39015019116949

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Emma & Persuasion

Author : Jane Austen
Publisher : e-artnow
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2018-01-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9788026882404

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Emma & Persuasion by Jane Austen Pdf

This carefully crafted ebook: "Emma & Persuasion" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Emma" – Emma Woodhouse has just attended the wedding of Miss Taylor, her friend and former governess, to Mr. Weston. Having introduced them, Emma takes credit for their marriage, and decides that she likes matchmaking. Against the advice of her brother-in-law, Emma forges ahead with her new interest, causing many controversies in the process. Set in the fictional village of Highbury, Emma is a tale about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. "Persuasion" – Anne Elliot is a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt, at the same time as the wars come to an end, putting sailors on shore. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. Brother of Admiral's wife is Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, a man who had been engaged to Anne when she was 19, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact in more than seven years. First time the engagement was broken up because Anne's family persuaded her that Frederick wasn't good enough opportunity. The new situation offers a second, well-considered chance at love and marriage for Anne Elliot in her second "bloom".

Love and Friendship

Author : Jane Austen
Publisher : Alma Classics
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2017-08-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781847496331

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Love and Friendship by Jane Austen Pdf

A wonderful addition to Alma Classics' Jane Austen collection, here presented to include all the popular British writer's juvenilia

Love & Friendship

Author : Whit Stillman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2016-05-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781473639850

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Love & Friendship by Whit Stillman Pdf

***THE NOVEL OF THE HIT INDIE FILM*** 'If, like me, you like your Austen subversive, cruel, funny and outrageous, then you will love Stillman's Love & Friendship' The Times 'Lady Susan is finally getting some long overdue respect' New York Times 'Lady Susan remains deliciously wicked' Vogue With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly re-imagines and completes one of our greatest writers' unfinished works. Love & Friendship is a sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly funny treat for Austen and Stillman fans alike. JANE AUSTEN'S FUNNIEST NOVEL IS ALSO HER LEAST KNOWN - UNTIL NOW. Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of Love & Friendship. Recently widowed with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands - and fast. But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of 'most accomplished coquette in England', Lady Susan must rethink her strategy. Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law's country estate. Here she intends to take refuge - in no less than luxury, of course - from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to 'I do'. Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue. A SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING JANE AUSTEN'S ORIGINAL NOVELLA AS ANNOTATED BY THE NARRATOR. PRAISE FOR LOVE & FRIENDSHIP THE FILM 'A RACY DELIGHT' Guardian ***** 'FIND ME A FUNNIER SCREEN STAB AT AUSTEN, AND I'M TEMPTED TO OFFER YOUR MONEY BACK PERSONALLY' Telegraph ***** 'TREMENDOUSLY WITTY' Independent ***** 'MAY JUST BE THE BEST JANE AUSTEN FILM EVER MADE' London Evening Standard *****