|At the Royal Crescent in Bath|
Today is Jane Austen’s birthday. And what most of you don’t know is that I’m kind of obsessed with her. I took an entire semester long class on her six major works, saw all the sights from Persuasion and Northanger Abbey when I visited Bath, England (specifically to see all the ‘Jane’ sights) and even visited one of her homes in the village of Chawton. I’m rapidly becoming a Janeite.
|With Jane at her house, now museum|
The wit, humor and tender moments of her novels- from the perennial choice Pride and Prejudice to my forgotten favorite Mansfield Park- should make Jane an author on everyone’s to-be-read-list.
|Playing dress-up. Ouch, corsets!|
Of interest, for those as obsessed with Jane as I am, is this article from Associated Press. Turns out, Jane may have had a helping hand with polishing her prose and punctuation. Yet, the dialogue and drama are all hers…and after all, what is an editor good for anyways? :-)