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World’s Craziest/Most Awesome Family Surprise Daughter With “Pride And Prejudice”-themed Engagement

‘Twas the season for engagements and this Washington State couple won. Bethany Albert came home on Christmas Eve to discover her whole family dressed in Regency garb and holding scripts that her boyfriend David Slater had written to reenact the perfect Pride & Prejudice-themed proposal in character. David played Mr. Darcy and Bethany, of course, played Lizzie Bennet!  Click through to see how Bethany’s family pulled it all off to ensure an August wedding! [All images by Lisa Hepfur via Imgur and BuzzFeed]

The Jane Austen Video Game Was Made For The Wicked

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Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austena video game prototype currently crowdsourcing funding on Kickstarter, offers us the worst of real life without any of the escape. A world in which ulterior motives run rampant and gossip destroys lives sounds like celebrating the worst aspects of human behavior. Although the gossip and deceit of the Jane Austen’s stories makes for a riveting read, we all rejoice around the honest characters who find love in the end. Is there room in this world for characters like Mr. Darcy? Keep reading »

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, A Jane Austen Victorian Airbrushing Scandal!

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Jane Austen is the newest face on Britain’s 10 pound note.  Yay feminism, right?  Well, hold your horses, sister suffragette, because now Austen’s biographer is howling about an airbrushing scandal. Keep reading »

Giant, Sexy, Slightly Terrifying Statue Of Colin Firth Emerges From London Lake

Colin Firth’s turn as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 TV adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” cemented his status as the dreamiest of dreamy leading men. And now, to publicize a new British TV channel dedicated to classic dramas, Firth’s iconic lake swim scene has been recreated as a 12-foot fiberglass statue emerging from the water in London’s Hyde Park. It will be displayed at several different locations before being installed at Lyme Park, where it will remain until February. Is Giant Darcy perhaps a little bit creepy? Yes, but I’m still planning to buy a ticket to the UK just to swim out to it, caress its giant abs, and whisper, “I love, I love, I love you.” [The Independent]

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If Jane Austen Had An iPad Cover…

If Jane Austen had an iPad today, she’d be tweeting about boys just like us. And she’d do it with this rad Pride And Prejudice iPad cover, which fits iPads versions 2, 3, and 4. The hardcover book board cover, layered with rubber inside, has been made by the oldest bookbindery in the United States  and features the original 19th century jacket art. Plus, it’s made with recycled materials. What’s there for a bookworm tech nerd not to love? [$50, Mental Floss]

Jane Austen Bandages Will Mend Your Broken Heart

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To borrow a phrase from the inimitable Mr. Darcy, you must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and adore these Jane Austen bandages. The adorable tin is filled with 15 bandages printed with either a lovely image of Ms. Austen or one of her most famous quotes. Covering up a scraped elbow has never been so romantic! [$4.95, NeatoShop]

Home Is Where You Lay Your Jane Austen Doormat

Jane Austen was the original homebody. She knew how to make the most of her alone time. Remind yourself that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be than curled up, reading a book alone in bed every time you approach your front door. And if you have any visitors — a Mr. Darcy or a Mr. Knightley, perhaps — this doormat shall remind him to wipe his feet before he enters. [$40, Etsy via Outblush]

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Modern Mr. Darcy

Whether you’re looking for a way to clearly label your own Mr. Darcy, subtly hint to your partner that he (or she) could be a little more Darcy-ish, or maybe just send a heartfelt gift to Colin Firth, this “I am Mr. Darcy” T-shirt is just perfect. [$22, Brookish] Keep reading »

Jane Austen’s Fight Club


No corsets. No hat pins. No mercy. [The Daily What]
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Was It Better To Be A Woman In Jane Austen’s Time?

Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to be a woman in Jane Austen’s time. You know, like having only three dresses to choose from, communicating only by letter, and being told you will be married to your second cousin so you can inherit a big estate. That almost doesn’t seem so bad compared to that which is the modern dating scene. Sure, it may seem terribly anti-feminist (and kind of gross), but just think of all of the headaches you’d be spared. Keep reading »

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