The Austen Formula: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

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ISBN : 395489825X
Pages : 93 pages
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Download or read book The Austen Formula: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century written by Julia Wilhelm and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 93 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World literature is full of great love stories, but there are few that make it through the centuries and are as well-known and loved today as they were decades ago. One of those stories that have the ability to leave an everlasting impression is Jane Austen’s best-known and probably most famous novel Pride and Prejudice (1813). Its appeal to literary posteriority lies in the astonishing emotional impact of a seemingly simple story: A clever girl and a mysterious man, destined for one another, loathe each other from the very beginning because of wrong first impression and bad influence from others. They gradually have to overcome these obstacles in order to recognise the nobility of each other’s characters and find happiness together. From Austen’s contemporary writing and its scarce possibilities for women writers on to the emancipation of the female author up until the possibilities for women novelists in the lately developing genre labelled chick lit – Pride and Prejudice still continues to fascinate readers and writers alike. This book sets out to examine how Austen’s formula was put to use to yield three contemporary works of British fiction; Kate Fenton’s Lions and Liquorice (1995), Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) and Melissa Nathan’s Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field (2000) and what transformations it has experienced in the process.

Lions And Liquorice

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ISBN : 1444765132
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Lions And Liquorice written by Kate Fenton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-09-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A charming and romantic novel by Kate Fenton, set in North Yorkshire. When a TV production company burst onto the scene of a sleepy North Yorkshire town to film a version of Pride and Prejudice, there aren't just fireworks on-screen. For the production team are set on pursuing love interests off-camera with the locals, to the dismay of local novelist and journalist Nicholas Llewellyn Bevan. But despite his client's reluctance, Nicholas' literary agent, George, sees the potential in this sudden injection to glamour in the town. Landing a deal with a high-flying movie producer could be the big break his novelist has been waiting for . . .

Vanity and Vexation

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ISBN : 1466853115
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Vanity and Vexation written by Kate Fenton and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2013-09-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A clever and cunning modern day retelling of the adored Jane Austen novel "Tall, dark, and arrogantly handsome---not to mention distinguished, powerful, and rolling in money. Mr. Darcy? No, that's just the woman director of Pride and Prejudice," reports Nicholas Llewellyn Bevan, impoverished novelist and occasional (reluctant) journalist, when a TV production company trundles into his sleepy North Yorkshire valley. Amusedly he watches these glamorous invaders combine the filming of Jane Austen's romantic classic with the much less modest pursuit, off-camera, of real-life romances with the locals. Under his very nose, his bashful handsome neighbor John is plucked out of a village dance by the famously gorgeous (and wealthy) leading actress, Candia Bingham, with whom he at once falls completely in love. Our would-be hero manages only to trip over the black-booted foot of the intimidating and imperious director, Mary Dance. So he's amazed---and a little bit alarmed---when her steely eye seems to be straying his way. A witty and entertaining update on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Austen fans old and new will adore Vanity and Vexation's modern take on her sublime blueprint of the romance game complete with sex, money, and power. With an assured and respectful hand, in the context of the contemporary world, Kate Fenton has penned a riveting story with a hilarious twist. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged that Hollywood taking an interest---better still an option---in a novelist's work is a surefire way to propel that novelist into serious sales figures and the bestseller lists.

Too Many Godmothers

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ISBN : 1444765140
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book Too Many Godmothers written by Kate Fenton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-08-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sparkling novel about the funny side of life in Yorkshire, from the author of LIONS AND LIQUORICE. Teddie is a secretary to an MP until she is discovered in flagrante with him while having breakfast in dressing gowns on her Pimlico terrace. The resulting tabloid frenzy sends her hightailing it back to Yorkshire, where her family is from and where she sets up a catering establishment in the local market town. Her brother, the squire of a local stately home, and sister-in-law greet her with open arms thinking Teddie can sort out their marriage, but Teddie is rather distracted by her new acquaintance, the vile, gorilla-like, Eastender and painter Bill, who's moved in next door with his ghastly dog and dysfunctional life...

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

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ISBN : 0192639374
Pages : 544 pages
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Download or read book Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins written by Julia Cresswell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-22 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Newly updated to incorporate recent additions to the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins provides a fascinating exploration of the origins and development of over 3,000 words in the English language. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and language monitoring it brings to light the intriguing and often unusual stories of some of our most used words and phrases. The A-Z entries include the first known use of the term along with examples, related lexes, and expressions which uncover the etymological composition of each word. Also featured are 22 special panels that give overviews of broad topic areas, 5 of which are completely new and that variously cover words from Oceania, word blends, eponyms, and acronyms. New findings in the OED since the previous edition have also been added, including emoji, mansplain, meeple, meme, and spam. An absorbing resource for language students and enthusiasts, but also an intriguing read for any person interested in the development of the English language, and of language development in general. It also includes an extended introduction on the history of the English language.

A Dictionary of English Names of Plants

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Pages : 282 pages
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Download or read book A Dictionary of English Names of Plants written by William Miller and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Sydneyside Reflections

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ISBN : 1922427519
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Download or read book Sydneyside Reflections written by Mark Crimmins and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2021-02-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An unknown writer lands in Sydney for the first time. He knows nobody and has only one goal ... For ten days, his mission is to wander through the city on foot, determined always to record what he sees. Writing on beaches and park benches, in cafés and restaurants, and in long retrospective reveries in his hotel room, he clings relentlessly to his task, reflecting on the cityscape and its denizens, on its public art and neighborhoods. Day by day, page by page, he builds his portrait of a magical city by the sea, digressing into fantastic absorptions, spinning into concentric meditations, but always taking you, dear reader, with him ... and making his experience yours.

The History of Sweets

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ISBN : 1526778882
Pages : 258 pages
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Download or read book The History of Sweets written by Paul Chrystal and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We all know our sweets. We all remember sweets – objects of pure delight and the endless cause of squabbles, fights even, hoarding and swapping; a chance to gorge, suck, crunch and chew. But they’re by no means just a nostalgic thing of days past, and it’s not only children who love and devour sweets – gobstoppers, bulls eyes, licorice, seaside rock, bubble gum and the like; grown-ups of all ages are partial to a good humbug, or a lemon sherbet or two – in the car, (annoyingly) at the cinema or while out walking – wherever and whenever, the sweet is there, the sweet delivers and the sweet rarely disappoints. Sweets then are ubiquitous and enduring; they cross age, culture and gender boundaries and they have been around, it seems, forever. This book tells the story of sweets from their primitive beginnings to their place today as a billion pound commodity with its sophisticated, seductive packaging and sales, advertising and marketing. It explores the people’s favorites, past and present; but there is also a dark side to sweets – and this book does not shy away from the deleterious effect on health as manifested in obesity, tooth decay and diabetes. It delves into sweet and candy shops in supermarkets and markets, retro sweet shops, fudge makers, vintage sweets online, sweet manufacturing, chocolate, the grey line between sweets and ‘medicines’ ancient and modern. It goes round the world sucking, licking and crunching sweets from different countries and cultures and it examines how immigrants from all nations have changed our own sweet world.

The Gardeners Dictionary

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Pages : 600 pages
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Download or read book The Gardeners Dictionary written by Philip Miller and published by . This book was released on 1754 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

An Introduction to the Science of Botany

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Pages : 652 pages
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Download or read book An Introduction to the Science of Botany written by James Lee and published by . This book was released on 1810 with total page 652 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

An Introduction to Botany

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Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book An Introduction to Botany written by James Lee and published by . This book was released on 1799 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Love Among the Lions: A Matrimonial Experience

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Pages : 67 pages
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Download or read book Love Among the Lions: A Matrimonial Experience written by F. Anstey and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-08-10 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She was astonishingly lovely; her Spanish descent was apparent in her magnificent black tresses, lustrous eyes, and oval face of olive tinted with richest carmine. As Theodore afterwards learnt, she was the daughter of a Spanish Government official of an ancient Castilian family, who had left his widow in such straitened circumstances that she was compelled to support herself by exhibiting performing mice and canaries at juvenile parties, until she met and married the Professor, who at that time was delivering recitations illustrated by an oxy-hydrogen lantern. The second marriage had not been altogether a success, and, now that the Professor was a widower, Theodore fancies that his relations with his imperious stepdaughter were not invariably of the most cordial nature, and that he would have been grateful to any one who succeeded in winning her hand and freeing him from her sway.

Progress, Commerce, 1893

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Pages : 236 pages
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Download or read book Progress, Commerce, 1893 written by [Anonymus AC07850923] and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to the industries and merchants of Yorkshire, illustrated with numerous wood engravings.

Lion Puncher

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ISBN : 0244351554
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Download or read book Lion Puncher written by Patrick Spragg and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2017-12-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why would someone break into a zoo, break into the Lion enclosure and punch the King of the Jungle on the nose? What happens next? Read this book to find out. Written as part of Nanowrimo 2017. Unedited before publication.

A System of Vegetables

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Pages : 522 pages
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Download or read book A System of Vegetables written by Carl von Linné and published by . This book was released on 1783 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Families of Plants

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Pages : 470 pages
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Download or read book The Families of Plants written by Carl von Linné and published by . This book was released on 1787 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: