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Margaret C. Sullivan
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It’s been twelve years. We suppose it’s time for something new for everyone to fight over. Also, none of those pesky royalties to pay. PROFIT! Meanwhile, at the fabulous high-tech AustenBlog World Headquarters… Dorothy goes into the Editrix’s writing…

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It's my birthday week and I'll dance if I want to! #FridayFeeling

I think the world needs a dance party this week! Since this is my birthday week, I chose songs from the 1960s, the decade of my birth. (Yes, I am an old lady.) It’s an eclectic bunch of songs, but they all  make me want to dance. And now, it’s time to…

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Today has been a rather melancholy and solemn day for me. When the anniversary of Austen’s death comes up every year, I rarely mark it on AustenBlog or anywhere else. To me, it’s not something to be celebrated. If Austen had lived her full threescore and…

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"I hope I do not break your heart" Cassandra writes to Fanny. #Austen200

On this melancholy day, we remember Jane Austen and present the heartrending letter from her sister, Cassandra Austen, to their niece, Fanny Knight, about Jane’s death. Winchester: Sunday. My dearest Fanny,​ Doubly dear to me now for her dear sake whom we…

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This year we commemorate Jane Austen’s death. We certainly do not celebrate it. We feel a sense of unfairness about it, not only for our selfish sake–for being cheated out of, based on the lifespan of her parents and most of her siblings, thirty or forty…

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We’re sure you do, too.

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By Jeff Kubina (Maryland Renaissance Festival) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons A couple of weeks ago we were having lunch, and had brought the book we were reading, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. A co-worker joined us, and asked what we were…

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It’s Jane Austen’s 241st birthday today. Please be upstanding and lift your beverage of choice in a toast to an authoress whose work has endured for two centuries after her death. That is an accomplishment indeed. It is our custom for birthday posts to…

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In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday, we are giving away five copies of the recently published essay collection The Joy of Jane. From the book’s website: Although there were only six completed novels, Jane Austen left an enormous legacy when she died on…

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Dutch Janeite, journalist, and photographer Karen Quint has put up a Kickstarter to have her travel guide, Jane Austen’s England, translated to English. If you pledge at least €20, you will receive a copy of the book (with an additional charge for…
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