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10 Timeless Period Dramas to Watch Anytime

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Movies and Music and Romance | Tagged with classics, Historical Dramas, Jane Austen, miniseries, novel adaptations, period dramas, Pride and Prejudice, social classes and women - social conditions

A selection of historical dramas featuring talented actors and actresses like Kate Winslet, Guy Pierce, Emily Watson, Claire Foy, Matthew MacFayden, Gillian Anderson, Tom Hollander, Carrie Mulligan, Amanda Root, Hugh Dancy and Colin Firth.

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Jane Austen's Hidden Feminism

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and History and Politics | Tagged with biographies, biography, feminism, feminist, feminists, influence, interpretation, Jane Austen, literary criticism and literature

"Pride and Prejudice," a book that will live in infamy and also appears on the list of 100 Great American Reads, is a lot more feminist than popular culture would have you believe.

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Crazy About Jane

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with adaptations, biographies, classic literature, Historical Fiction, Jane Austen, Jane Austen Adaptations, Jane Austen Read-Alikes, miniseries, period dramas and social life and customs

The great thing about Jane Austen’s work is that it’s easy to find something to love, because she writes with sincerity and humanity with a dash of wit thrown in from time to time to keep us on our toes. It's no wonder people around the world are crazy about Jane Austen to this day.

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