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If Middlemarch Took Place in the AustenVerse
by The boss of TigerBot Hesh (cassielsander)
at December 18th, 2015 (06:09 pm)

I just read George Eliot's Middlemarch, and couldn't stop thinking about how much a lot of the characters were like Austen characters (but thrown into a more serious situation). So I posted a list of the characters and their Austen equivalents on my LJ. Check it out if this sounds interesting!

If you haven't read MM, it starts from a similar place (unmarried people, incomes, settlements, etc.) with some similar humor but gets them to the altar faster and sticks with them into later life, with attendant disillusionments and interaction with the wider world (but without getting as depressing as say Edith Wharton) and an eventual list of characters that's more like a Dickens or Hugo novel than an Austen one.

So, the question "What do I read when I run out of Austen?" will never have a singular answer, because no one attacks her subjects with her wit & charm, but I think many people asking it would find Middlemarch very interesting & entertaining (if maybe a little lacking in the brevity department).

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"EMMA" (1996 TV) Photo Gallery
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at December 12th, 2015 (06:18 pm)




"EMMA" (1996 TV) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "EMMA", the 1996 television adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel. Adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence, the movie starred Kate Beckinsale and Mark Strong.

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Mary and Henry Crawford in "MANSFIELD PARK"
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at November 15th, 2015 (06:08 pm)




MARY AND HENRY CRAWFORD IN "MANSFIELD PARK"

I wrote this brief ARTICLE about the prevailing views on the characters Mary and Henry Crawford from Jane Austen's 1814 novel, "MANSFIELD PARK".

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Social Class and the Bennet Family in "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE"
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at October 18th, 2015 (09:24 pm)




SOCIAL CLASS AND THE BENNET FAMILY IN "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE"

I wrote this ARTICLE about the social position of the Bennet family in Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE".

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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (2005) Review
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at October 18th, 2015 (08:28 pm)




"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (2005) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE", the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel. Directed by Joe Wright, the movie starred Keira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen.

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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (2005) Photo Gallery
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at October 18th, 2015 (08:17 pm)




"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (2005) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE", the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel. Directed by Joe Wright, the movie starred Keira Knightley and Matthew McFadyen.

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Favorite Films Set in the 1810s and 1820s
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at August 19th, 2015 (08:10 pm)




FAVORITE FILMS SET IN THE 1810s AND 1820s

Here is a LIST of my top favorite movies set during the decades of the 1810s and 1820s.

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"LOST IN AUSTEN" (2008) Review
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at August 3rd, 2015 (01:18 pm)




"LOST IN AUSTEN" (2008) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "LOST IN AUSTEN", a fantasy-comedy take on Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice". Directed by Dan Zeff, the miniseries starred Jemima Rooper and Elliot Cowan.

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"MANSFIELD PARK" (1999) Review
by seldonp38 (seldonp38)
at July 1st, 2015 (07:41 pm)

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"MANSFIELD PARK" (1999) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "MANSFIELD PARK", the 1999 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1814 novel. Written and directed by Patricia Rozema, the movie starred Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller and Alessandro Nivola.

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90s Austen Icons
by Megan (meganbmoore)
at June 10th, 2015 (06:18 pm)

36 x Emma (1996)
35 x Mansfield Park (1999)
25 x Persuasion (1995)
36 x Sense and Sensibility (1995)

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