Jane Austen Links
- Jane Austen Biography
- Jane Austen Society of North America
- Jane Austen Center (Bath)
- Jane Austen Project
- Jane Austen Trail
- Belle Meade Plantation-Jane Austen Book Club
- British Library-Virtual Copy of Austen's "History of England"
- Chawton House Library
- Literary Winchester
- Morgan Library and Museum-"Jane Austen's Life and Legacy"
- Regency Dances
- Regency Society of America-TN Chapter
- Traveller's Rest Plantation and Museum
- What Jane Saw (recreation of 1813 Joshua Reynolds exhibition attended by Jane Austen)
Friday, September 4, 2009
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, a new collection of literary criticism will be released in November by Random House just in time for holiday purchases for Austen fans. Edited by Susannah Carson and with a foreward written by Harold Bloom, this volume includes opinions by mid-twentieth century critics such as Virginia Woolf and C. S. Lewis as well as thoughts from more contemporary writers like Anna Quindlen, Fay Welden and Jay McInerney. According to a Random House advance press release, "We read, and then reread, our favorite Austen novels to connect with both her world and our own. Because, as A Truth Universally Acknowledged so eloquently demonstrates, the only thing better than reading a Jane Austen novel is finding in our own lives her humor, emotion, and love."