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UK Troll Sentenced To 18 Weeks In Prison For Rape Threats

Remember last year, when a UK politician was supporting an effort to get Jane Austen put on the 10-pound note and got flooded with rape threats on Twitter? No? I vaguely remember — vaguely, because it’s just one of the many, many, many instances in which women have received rape threats over Twitter in the… More »


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,… More »


The Jane Austen Video Game Was Made For The Wicked

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… More »


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

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. … More »


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… More »


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… More »


Jane Austen Bandages Will Mend Your Broken Heart

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… More »


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. More »


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] … More »


Jane Austen’s Fight Club

No corsets. No hat pins. No mercy. [The Daily What] … More »


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… More »


Get Your Tentacles On “Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters”

Love is a nightmare. This we know. I’m so tired of those stupid chick lit books where everyone ends up safe, happy, and in love at the end. That’s why I’m so excited that the new romance/horror mash-up from the genius behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is now on bookstore shelves! In Sense andMore »


Jane Austen’s Men

Maybe because she never settled down herself, Jane Austen created some mighty fine specimens for all of us to drool over — Fitzwilliam Darcy, George Wickham, and Frederick Wentworth to name a few. (If you’re not familiar with these names, you aren’t watching Masterpiece’s The Complete Jane Austen Sunday nights on PBS.) Now you can… More »


Sunday Is Sappy Love Night

Keep your Sunday nights open for the next four months, as you have dates with Mr. Darcy, Henry Tilney, and all of the other dashing gentlemen from Jane Austen’s books. Starting last week (Sorry, you’ll have to rent Persuasion to catch up.), PBS began airing an Austen movie every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. EST, and… More »