Tag Archives: Jane Austen

‘The Jane Austen Handbook’ Teaches Regency-Era Life Skills, Step by Step

‘The Jane Austen Handbook’ Teaches Regency-Era Life Skills, Step by Step

To survive navigating the polite society of Regency England, learn how to act appropriately, step-by-step, in ‘The Jane Austen Handbook.’ Read More

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Serious Comics, Part 6: Fancy Fiction

Serious Comics, Part 6: Fancy Fiction

Most of the comics I’ve listed in my serious comics posts are ones that I would argue qualify as capital-L Literature. Of course, there are plenty of non-comics books that qualify as Literature already—and some of those have been turned into comics. Here are a handful of literature-based or literature-inspired comics that we think are worth reading. My recommendation: if you like these, then seek out the source texts as well. Read More

This Week With The GeekMoms

This week, Jules‘ youngest turned 13. Now she is officially the parent of two teenage boys. Jules is also happy to announce that next week, Sunburst Award winning Canadian author Alyx Dellamonica will be co-hosting Jules’ Geeky Pleasures Radio Show. They plan to discuss her newest book Blue Magic, LGBT issues, and more. If you’ve… Read More

Discover Jane Austen: A Life Revealed

Discover Jane Austen: A Life Revealed

What better year than 2011, the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility, her first published novel, to learn a bit about Jane Austen’s life? Maybe you’ve seen a movie or two made from her books, or maybe you’ve even read the books themselves. But Jane Austen’s life had few things in common… Read More

Jane Austen Meets Marvel Comics

Just because it is 200 year old romantic literature doesn’t mean it can’t be represented in a graphic novel. Recently, Marvel Comics put out several graphic novels with stories that don’t have superheroes. At least not in the traditional sense. Two of them are the Jane Austen novels, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.… Read More

Happy 200th Anniversary, Sense and Sensibility!

This year, 2011, marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. It was the first of her six novels to be published, so this year starts the several-year celebration of the 200th anniversary of all of her novel publications (two novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously, in 1818).… Read More