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Jane Austen Presentation

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Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) Recognition Pride and Prejudice Presented by Megan Elderkin Life and Career Couldn't afford formal schooling.
Primarily educated by father and 6 brothers.
Short period in boarding school for:
French, spelling, needlework, music, dance.
Never moved out. Never married.
Familial social status: lower end landed genrty.
Daily activities included:
Assisting ailing relatives, sewing, practice
piano, reading, writing, socializing with
neighbors, etc. Finally became widely renowned in 1940's
#2 on The Big Read BBC 2003 (largest test of public reading taste to date with 75,000+ people voting for their favorite novel. Not an etiquette guide.
The upper class may be very amiable, but they
are trained to do so- noblesse oblige. Landed Gentry: land owning upper class.
Made living managing their own estates.
Lived entirely off the of rental income.
Able to vote (only land owners were
granted suffrage). Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1816)
-- Death --
Persuasion (1818)
Northanger Abbey (1818)
Sanditon 1 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
2 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3 His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
4 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
6 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7 Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
9 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
10 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
11 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
12 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
13 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
14 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
15 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
16 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
17 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
18 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
19 Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
20 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
21 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
22 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
23 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
24 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
25 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 26 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
27 Middlemarch by George Eliot
28 A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
29 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
30 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
31 The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
32 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
33 The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
34 David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
35 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
36 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
37 A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
38 Persuasion by Jane Austen
39 Dune by Frank Herbert
40 Emma by Jane Austen
41 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
42 Watership Down by Richard Adams
43 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
44 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
45 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
46 Animal Farm by George Orwell
47 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
48 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
49 Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
50 The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher Represented 3 times along with Dickens, Rowling, and Tolkien Pride and Prejudice with Zombies. The Lizzie Bennett Diaries: 20 million+ copies sold. 2005 film with Donald Southerland and Kiera Knightly. WITHIN a short walk of Longbourn lived a family with whom the Bennets were particularly intimate. Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the King during his mayoralty. The distinction had perhaps been felt too strongly. It had given him a disgust to his business and to his residence in a small market town; and quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, denominated from that period Lucas Lodge, where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world. For though elated by his rank, it did not render him supercilious; on the contrary, he was all attention to every body. By nature inoffensive, friendly and obliging, his presentation at St. James's had made him courteous. Noblesse oblige: "nobility obliges"
one must act according to the reputation earned. 3rd person omniscient narration.
- Elizabeth does not believe Charlotte would
actually act on her postulations. Conduct books insisted pressed the importance of a woman waiting to express love. Elizabeth is not the typical female character of the time. "Leading characteristics" vs. stability? What is Austen's view
on marriage? WITHIN a short walk of Longbourn lived a family with whom the Bennets were particularly intimate. Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the King during his mayoralty. The distinction had perhaps been felt too strongly. It had given him a disgust to his business and to his residence in a small market town; and quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, denominated from that period Lucas Lodge, where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world. For though elated by his rank, it did not render him supercilious; on the contrary, he was all attention to every body. By nature inoffensive, friendly and obliging, his presentation at St. James's had made him courteous.
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