Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One of my Favorites!

Book list 111-120

111.Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh
112.True Believer by Nicholas Sparks (5/13/2008)
113.Sense and Sensability by Jane Austen  (5/22/2008)
114.The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  (5/26/2008)
115.Lady Susan by Jane Austen  (5/26/2008)
116.A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
117.A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett  (6/3/2008)
118.Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
119.The Shack by William Paul Young  (10/23/2008)
120.Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

I absolutely love to research authors.  I especially love women writers.  I wonder what it was/is in their life that drove them to write.  Are they happy or sad?  Are they sane or mad?  Did they have a great love, or have they always been alone?  Where did they live?  What was their day to day life like?

One of my favorite female authors is Jane Austen.

Jane Austen
Source:  http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/

Her works include:
Lady Susan
Love and Friendship and Other Early Works
Masfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in London, England.   According to Jane Austen.org, she was educated at a boarding school then returned home.  Her further education consisted of what her father and brothers could teach her and her father's extensive library.  She and her sister both started writing from a young age.  She did have a love in Tom Lefroy but his family didn't like the match and kept them apart.  She died some now believe of tuberculosis on July 18, 1817.  She is buried at the Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, England.  If you'd like to find out more about Jane Austen, you can go to http://www.janeausten.org/.

The Cathedral’s imposing west front, with its great 14th-century triple porch and gothic window. Photo by John Crook

  There are two movies that I love related to Jane Austen.  Sense & Sensibility is based on the novel written by Jane Austen.  It stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, and Hugh Grant.

Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway is based on Jane Austen's life.

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