Author Topic: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor  (Read 5147 times)

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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2010, 11:03:52 am »
Isn't there another one, now, too, about vampires?  ???  ;D

I've answered my own question: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice_and_Zombies
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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2010, 08:38:07 pm »
Of the various works written to bounce off Austen, for me the most fun was the four-part British TV series 'Lost in Austen'.  It has some funny moments as both the modern Austen-lover and the Pride and Prejudice characters whose life she starts intruding in, have those mind-bender moments of past and present, cause and effect getting tangled together.  The premise, 'set' characters showing what they are made of as they are forced into unplanned circumstances and made to bend, is actually just an extension of the theme of all of Austen's novels.  The bending just goes a little further !  Jemima Rooper is fun as the conflicted yo-yo refugee from the twenty-first century.

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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 06:56:05 pm »
On my way to the grocery store after work today, I passed by Giovanni's Room, our GLBT bookstore. In keeping with the season, the store had a window display of books of gay vampire stories. Prominently displayed was a (presumably new) book by Michael Thomas Ford.

The book is called Jane Bites Back.

The tag line on the cover reads, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is still alive today ... as a vampire."

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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2010, 01:22:18 pm »
Now this is my speed!  A video of "It's Raining Men" featuring those hot guys from all those Jane Austen flicks we all know and love.  Enjoy!  :D

http://austenacious.com/?p=2004
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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2010, 04:19:29 pm »
Whoa, thanks for that link, friend, that was much appreciated! It also reminded me how few JA films I've seen, I have to get busy! It's was Jane's birthday recently and I was lucky to catch a synopsis of her story on The Writer's Almanac. What an interesting life she led...did you know Jane was betrothed to an older landowning man and was able to get out of the marriage because of the launch of her writing career! Saved by the pen!!
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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2010, 04:26:11 pm »
Now this is my speed!  A video of "It's Raining Men" featuring those hot guys from all those Jane Austen flicks we all know and love.  Enjoy!  :D

http://austenacious.com/?p=2004
Ha! Love it! Thanks Meryl!
They had even thrown Mr Thornton into the mix!

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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2010, 05:09:12 pm »
Glad you liked it, buds!  Of course I had to watch it again, just because... ;D
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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 07:21:04 pm »
I learned on Jeopardy! yesterday that Mr. Darcy was (is?) a vampire.

I'm not terribly surprised.  8)
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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2011, 09:40:20 pm »
I learned on Jeopardy! yesterday that Mr. Darcy was (is?) a vampire.

I'm not terribly surprised.  8)

Hunh?
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Re: Jane Austen had a lot of help from her editor
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2011, 09:52:09 am »
I learned on Jeopardy! yesterday that Mr. Darcy was (is?) a vampire.

I'm not terribly surprised.  8)

Hunh?

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Darcy-Vampyre-Amanda-Grange/dp/1402236972

 ;D

Make that vampyre.  ;D
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