Tag: Jane Austen

Partial and Prejudiced: Austen’s History of England

Posted August 17, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
Partial and Prejudiced: Austen’s History of England

Jane Austen, The History of England Someone gave me this little booklet years ago, but I’d never actually read it. I decided that Austen in August was the perfect occasion — I don’t have time to read lots of full-length novels at the moment, but a sixteen-page pamphlet is manageable. And I’m glad I finally […]

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Austen in August Guest Post

Posted August 12, 2014 by Lory in elsewhere / 0 Comments
Austen in August Guest Post

Today, I’m over at Lost Generation Reader with an “Austen in August” guest post on illustrated Jane Austen editions! I hope you’ll check it out. Two favorite illustrations from the new Folio Pride and Prejudice  

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Looking for Jane: The Real Jane Austen

Posted August 7, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 9 Comments
Looking for Jane: The Real Jane Austen

Paula Byrne, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things (2013) When we enter a preserved old house, objects are what we see. These paintings, cushions, scribbled notes, and scraps of lace are what are left to us as our link to the past. It can be a challenge to make the imaginative leap […]

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Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part Three

Posted July 4, 2014 by Lory in design / 2 Comments
Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part Three

After a brief hiatus, we’re back to Jane Austen with the third part of a series looking at different illustrated editions of her six novels. (Click here for Part One, and here for Part Two.) Today’s volumes under consideration are not as striking as some of the others, but they have a quiet charm of […]

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Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part Two

Posted June 20, 2014 by Lory in design / 8 Comments
Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part Two

This is Part Two of my series covering different illustrated editions of the six novels of Jane Austen. For Part One, click here. My earliest Austen acquisition was the 2007 Folio Society edition of Emma, illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat, which I purchased as part of my membership renewal. This is one of three matching Austen […]

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Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part One

Posted June 13, 2014 by Lory in design / 8 Comments
Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part One

In my book collecting this year, I went a little nuts. I already owned Jane Austen’s Emma in the most recent Folio Society edition (illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat), but a few months ago the FS published a new edition of Pride and Prejudice with fabulous illustrations by Elena and Anna Balbusso and I just had […]

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From Austen to Atwood: The art of the Balbusso sisters

Posted May 9, 2014 by Lory in design / 4 Comments
From Austen to Atwood: The art of the Balbusso sisters

Eugene Onegin The Handmaid’s Tale The artwork of Anna and Elena Balbusso first caught my eye in the Folio Society catalog, with their stunning illustrations for two very different books, Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin and Margaret Atwood’s modern dystopian nightmare The Handmaid’s Tale. Then I noticed that they were the cover artists for […]

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