|Watercolor portrait, 1816 ed. of Emma|
One hopes Austen would be amused and gratified (if not a tad dumbfounded) at her posthumous celebrity. Obviously she is a writer who continues to bring much joy and value to people's lives.
Do drop by our Austen page, where we have a goodly cache of novels, notecards, a daybook of witticisms, and more (no zombies though).
|The first sentence of P&P in the "Jane Austen" font, which can be downloaded here.|
|Example of fan art, by Sabrina Vincent|
|Marvel Comics' version of Sense and Sensibility|
|Example of monthly desktop "wallpaper" created by an Austenite|
Just in case I was the only mystery or JA fan listening on Thurs. morning, Dec. 8th, I must in good conscience utter one ladylike bleat! As other listeners have by now hopefully reminded you, it is a truth universally acknowledged that interviewers of mystery novelists do NOT during the interview reveal the name of the murderer in the book described! I felt for PD. James, and for myself, as reading the book is still a future pleasure for me, now reduced somewhat by the lack of mystery!A sample excerpt of Pemberly is available here. I am looking forward to reading it—how about you? (Luckily I didn't hear that particular NPR program!)
Footnote: For audiobook fans, professional reader Nikelle Doolin has made a free version of the complete Persuasion available on itunes and on her website.