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Happily Ever After➧ [Ebook] ➢ Happily Ever After By Susannah Fullerton ➲ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk In Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice turns Again and again in polls conducted around the world, it is regularly chosen as the favourite novel of all time Read and studied from Cheltenham to China, t InJane Austen s Pride and Prejudice turnsAgain and again in polls conducted around the world, it is regularly chosen as the favourite novel of all time Happily Ever PDF/EPUB or read and studied from Cheltenham to China, there are Jane Austen Societies from Boston to Buenos Aires, dedicated to sharing the delights of Jane Austen s masterpieceHere is the tale of how Pride and Prejudice came to be written, its first reception in a world that didn t take much notice of it and then its growing popularity As well as discussing the famous characters sex symbol Mr Darcy, charming heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and the superb range of comic characters who make readers laugh again and again Susannah Fullerton looks at the style of the novel its wicked irony, its brilliant structuring, its revolutionary use of the technique known as free indirect speechReaders through the years have both loved the book and hated it the reactions of writers, politicians, artists and explorers can tell us as much about the reader as they do about the book itself Pride and Prejudice has morphed into many strange and interesting forms screen adaptations, sequels, prequels and updates Happily Ever After explores these, and the wilder shores of zombies, porn, dating manuals, T shirts, tourism and therapy. With a baby and a tight book buying budget, I rarely buy books new When 3 shiny B N giftcards were delivered by Santa this year, I was very excited to have the chance to buy Celebrating Pride and Prejudice Unfortunately, it didn t live up to my expectations, but I wouldn t say this disappointment is necessarily the fault of the book This is a very light, mostly surface only appreciation of one of the greatest novels in Western literature, and one of my all time favorites, so it was never re With a baby and a tight book buying budget, I rarely buy books new When 3 shiny BN giftcards were delivered by Santa this year, I was very excited to have the chance to buy Celebrating Pride and Prejudice Unfortunately, it didn t live up to my expectations, but I wouldn t say this disappointment is necessarily the fault of the book This is a very light, mostly surface only appreciation of one of the greatest novels in Western literature, and one of my all time favorites, so it was never really going to live up to its source I ve read maybe a dozen oracademic works focused on Austen, and especially on Pride and Prejudice, so it s really my own fault I always get burned by the pop lit studies take on literature Flirting with Pride and Prejudice was another one, but that one was infinitely weaker than this one, with it s focus on chick lit and sequel stories This is not to say the book wasn t enjoyable it was just not as deep as I would have liked It essentially breaks the book and its surrounding culture into sections, beginning with biographical information on Austen, and then looking at the writing style, the characters and essential plot items before moving away from the actual text to look at adaptations, sequels, merchandise and other secondary elements There are lots of interesting trivia items dispersed throughout, like the reactions of the community to the work and the homes possibly used as models for Rosings and Pemberly They aren t new to a hardcore Austenphile, but anyone just branching out from PP to studies of the work will find things to enhance their reading experience Fullerton obviously loves her subject she is the head of the Australian chapter of the Jane Austen Society and author of several otheracademic studies of Austen s work and writes with wit and deep enjoyment Her examination of the worlds that have sprung up around the novel, from Darcy worshiping websites and zombie slaying variations to t shirts and totebags, is very detailed and offers some perspective on the cultural status of the novel She also offers a fairly in depth look at translations from around the world, emphasizing just how difficult it is to carry Austen s exquisite irony successfully into other languages While she is a bit judgmental when it comes to the erotic and or monster y spin offs the novel has produced I ll admit I am, too , she gives a detailed catalog of the works, both good and bad To sum up, I don t regret buying this book It was fun and it did make me want to re read PP for the umpteenth time, but I could have used a littledepth in the examination of the text and sacrificed some of the space given over to listing the title in other languages and describing film adaptations that are no longer extant It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Besides being trotted out for the opening of every news article containing anything vaguely related to Pride and Prejudice, its author, its characters, its plot or any other self serving cause, I have seen this famous first line from the novel on T shirts, mugs, book bags and stationary It is indeed a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is a phenomenon Exalt It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Besides being trotted out for the opening of every news article containing anything vaguely related to Pride and Prejudice, its author, its characters, its plot or any other self serving cause, I have seen this famous first line from the novel on T shirts, mugs, book bags and stationary It is indeed a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is a phenomenon Exalted by scholars and embraced by the masses, it is indeed a literary treasure for the everyman In this year of its 200th birthday, the outpouring of celebration in the press, online and in print confirms our longstanding love affair and addiction We just can t get enough of it.Just in time for the year long festivities is Celebrating Pride and Prejudice 200 Years of Jane Austen s Masterpiece, an in depth exploration of Jane Austen s classic novel by Susannah Fullerton At 240 pages, it is packed full of text and many full color illustrations something for everyone from the novice reader to veteran Janeite The volume covers a range of topics as the chapters are broken down by categories such as the writing of, the reactions to, the style of, the heroine, the hero, illustrations, sequels and adaptations, theatrical versions, and, of course a whole chapter devoted to the famous opening line quoted above.My first impressions of this tribute to one of my favorite novels was the stunning cover resplendent with the plume of a peacock the iconic symbol or pride and appropriately in peacock blue They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but I do If a publisher does not care enough about that first impression then why should I buy their book Flipping through the pages the overall design is polished and each of the illustration is credited Huzzah And boy do the illustrations pop Each page has something iconic or new, even to this die hard Austen book collector who owns numerous illustrated editions of Pride and Prejudice dating back to the 1890 s Fullerton discusses every aspect of this novel imaginable, but one subject is of particular interest to me Sequels and Adaptations Are you surprised dear reader Yes, I have read a few Austen inspired novels in my day and can appreciate Fullerton s keen eye for the sublime and the ridiculous and the uses and abuses by many She does however look at the phenomena of the Austen spinoff with her tongue firmly set in her cheek occasionally taking a painful stab There is only one Pride and Prejudiceand for many readers, that is simply not enough They wantAnd if Jane Austen could imagine lives for her characters after the ending of her novel a clergyman husband for Kitty and one of Uncle Philip s clerks for Mary why should not other authors do the samep 155Many could argue the point, and do, but Fullerton is celebrating Pride and Prejudice and its impact on readers and culture, warts and all She goes on to enlighten us on the differences between mixed sequels such as Old Friends and New Fancies, by Sybil Briton misspelled Brunton , continuations like A Match for Mary Bennet, by Eucharista Ward, Jane Austen would surely have been the first to scoff at such Evangelical claptrap, ouch and retellings and their variation the what if like Fitzwilliam Darcy An Honourable Man, by Brenda Webb However, we were not amused when her historical outline turned into finger pointing and our eyebrows often reached our hairline over such statements as Abigail Reynolds has written A Pemberley Medley of five variations of Darcy s story, and Mary Simonsen has had at least three goes at making Darcy do what she wants him to do Perhaps readers should pause over Mr Darcy Takes the Plungeto ask what depths this hero must be further expected to plumbp 160The chapter continues with explorations of Austen inspired mysteries, paranormal, children s adaptation, chick lit and regencies, and pornographic novels Fullerton states that no other novel has inspired so many prequels, sequels etc than Pride and Prejudice She bluntly asks if these other books are vital to the enjoyment of the original or simply derivative rubbish we can all live withoutand then softens her blow in the last line of the chapter, For with Pride and Prejudiceit has turned out that The End was really just the beginning. p 173Fullerton has supplied her view of a great novel and given us a volume to treasure and debate I greatly enjoyed the details and images, and most of the observations in this tribute, yet I have come away feeling my heart divided between admiration and resentment for the author Could it be that our personal Pride and Prejudice and its characters are so deeply entrenched in the hearts of many, and interpreted so differently by most, that others will be at odds with her choices too Am I pulling a Lizzy Bennet and not making allowance enough for difference of situation and temper Quite possibly, but I will not let it ruin my happiness Celebrating Pride and Prejudice is a must read this year, if only to rejoice in our differences of opinion and laugh in our turn.Laurel Ann, Austenprose I won this book in a goodreads first reads contest, the first one ever Yay It arrived very quickly and I was absolutely blown away by the physical book It s gorgeous, a hardcover with a stunning peacock designed cut out dust jacket The interior paper is heavy weight, the typography is lovely, and there s a lot of illustrations including color illustrations throughout the book.The actual contents of the book are well written but a bit shallow Fullerton seems intimately familiar in an emotion I won this book in a goodreads first reads contest, the first one ever Yay It arrived very quickly and I was absolutely blown away by the physical book It s gorgeous, a hardcover with a stunning peacock designed cut out dust jacket The interior paper is heavy weight, the typography is lovely, and there s a lot of illustrations including color illustrations throughout the book.The actual contents of the book are well written but a bit shallow Fullerton seems intimately familiar in an emotional way with Jane Austen in general and Pride Prejudice specifically, which is fitting as she s been President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for 15 years and has written and lectured pretty extensively about Austen This seemslike an introduction to scholarly writing on Austen PP than scholarly writing One could find most of the information in this book in other formats by browsing various Austen Regency websites if one were so inclined Of course, that info would be scattered and not pulled together, so YMMV However, the shallowness of the book is not necessarily a bad thing This feels like a great introductory text for someone who enjoys Austen and is interested in finding outin a casual sort of way.I was disappointed, though, that Fullerton didn t go intodetail concerning the original Janeites and the impact of the book during the World War I era She touches on it lightly but I would have lovedexploration of the topic, and given the recent popularity of Downton Abbey set in that era seems like it d be a popular topic I can go out on my own, however, and hunt up books online articles about that Fullerton also discusses the difficulty of translating PP into other languages, both in terms of grammar vocabulary word choice, shades of meaning, etc as well as culture early translations into other languages were heavily edited to make the characters situationsculturally relevant acceptable to the new markets and that s a really interesting discussion, but Fullerton mentions that modern non English speakers won t know what a couch and four signifies in terms of class money, or that a morning visit would actually be in the afternoon I d argue that most modern English speakers wouldn t know either without annotation or discussion She also draws distinction between Croat and Serbo Croat in two or three places in the book, which is like drawing a firm line between Canadian English and American English.Fullerton also mentions Colin Firth lasciviously several times while putting down erotica porn versions of Austen s works as automatically inferior It s a bit hypocritical to talk about how sexy Firth is and how his wet bod rekindled interest in Austen s work because he s a sexy sex sex and then frown sternly at actual sex because it s icky and intrusive.This is a beautifully put together book, gorgeously presented, and a really nice introduction to the topic for people who aren t well versed in the area Fullerton is an expert in the field, and she does a great job of presenting interesting information in a manageable way, not overwhelming a less experienced reader with minutia or scholarly theory It s really put me in the mood for some annotated Austen frex, she mentions that Lydia uses the word fun, which at the time was bleeding edge slang considered low class by a lot of people Modern readers totally lose that kind of nuance if they don t know This book has put me in the mood for some juicierin depth looks at Austen and her influences, anddetailed discussions of her books world I really recomend it for someone just getting their feet wet in the vast pool of Austen Fullerton took on a lot when she started this novel There is so much out there on P P and Austen and trying to compartmentalize would be a challenge for anyone It is difficult to cover so much info without things getting overly scholarly or without veering off tack into other discussions and lengthy volumes.That said, I felt Fullerton did a bang up job hitting all the high notes and giving the reader things to consider and leaving the door open for future books detailing one chapter or another Fullerton took on a lot when she started this novel There is so much out there on PP and Austen and trying to compartmentalize would be a challenge for anyone It is difficult to cover so much info without things getting overly scholarly or without veering off tack into other discussions and lengthy volumes.That said, I felt Fullerton did a bang up job hitting all the high notes and giving the reader things to consider and leaving the door open for future books detailing one chapter or another Her information was presented in a well organized manor and the argument wasn t overly scholarly which helps appeal to a weirder audience.See my full review here An enthusiastic celebration of the most well known of Austen s works Exploring the characters as well as modern adaptations and interpretations this is a great book for Austen fans I found this to be a great bit of non fiction about P P to commemorate it s 200th anniversary It discusses the appeal to the reader, the characters, as well as the surrounding fandom It was a good overview of the impact that Pride and Prejudice has had on society I never realized until I read it in this book that there are no scenes in P P that do not have a woman present As for the rest, I especially liked how my major issues with the 2005 film where echoed in this book Justification LOL I found this to be a great bit of non fiction about PP to commemorate it s 200th anniversary It discusses the appeal to the reader, the characters, as well as the surrounding fandom It was a good overview of the impact that Pride and Prejudice has had on society I never realized until I read it in this book that there are no scenes in PP that do not have a woman present As for the rest, I especially liked how my major issues with the 2005 film where echoed in this book Justification LOL The author takes an in depth look at all aspects of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen s most famous novel Chapters discuss the writing of the novel reactions to the book the style of Pride and Prejudice chapters on the characters the translations, andmodern topics such as the sequels, retellings, etc and the branding of Jane Austen There is even a chapter dedicated to the first sentance I liked the beginning of the book where the author discusses the actual novel and how it came to The author takes an in depth look at all aspects of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen s most famous novel Chapters discuss the writing of the novel reactions to the book the style of Pride and Prejudice chapters on the characters the translations, andmodern topics such as the sequels, retellings, etc and the branding of Jane Austen There is even a chapter dedicated to the first sentance I liked the beginning of the book where the author discusses the actual novel and how it came to be I also liked the literary explanations on the style and the characters It caused me to thinkabout certain characters and how I feel about them I enjoyed learning about the translations, especially since I just read a novel in which the French first edition makes an appearance The section on the book covers was very interesting Everyone has their own idea of what the characters are supposed to look like and some publishers ignore the characters and make the covers appeal to a certain readership I enjoyed the breakdown of the sequels and adaptations It will help me decide which, if any, I want to read next, though she omits some I know which ones I do NOT want to read and that s important Then the book started to lose me when the author discussed the film and TV adaptations She inserted her own prejudices and opinions in her summaries and I wish she had left the subjective out and let the reader decide Everyone has their own favorite version I felt like she was too biased and didn t appreciate the somewhat condescending tone of the writing I happen to enjoy the BBC AE version by Andrew Davies I ve never seen the 1980s version and I don t think I d like it because I enjoy watching newer BBC adaptations that arecinematic than theatrical The discussion on Selling Pride and Prejudice and the last chapter on Pride and Prejudice now and in the future felt a bit redundant I already read Among the Janeites and watched the documentary The Many Lovers of Jane Austen look it up on YouTube This wasof the same.My favorite part was all the amazing pictures, especially ones from Jane Austen s lifetime and the early illustrated editions of the novel.If you are new to Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice is your favorite novel, I suggest this is a good place to start learning This is my first book I won through the Goodreads giveaway What a win Thank you Voyager Press Goodreads for giving me the opportunity to read this fantastic book.The saying goes Don t judge a book by its cover , but I did just that, when I entered the competition I love the cover the colour and the cut out window When I picked up the book for the first time I could not put it down It is a real celebration of Pride Prejudice I really liked the structure and the style of this book It This is my first book I won through the Goodreads giveaway What a win Thank you Voyager Press Goodreads for giving me the opportunity to read this fantastic book.The saying goes Don t judge a book by its cover , but I did just that, when I entered the competition I love the cover the colour and the cut out window When I picked up the book for the first time I could not put it down It is a real celebration of Pride Prejudice I really liked the structure and the style of this book It starts with the birth of Pride Prejudice and how it was published for the first time, following with the description of main characters, which leads to various publications and film adaptations, as well as theatrical versions Most of the pages are filled with colour and black white pictures and drawings from books, photos from films, various covers of books published not only in English, but in other languages There is also a chapter dedicated to various sequels written by authors who wanted to follow the lives of the Bennet sisters, the Bingley sisters or even Ann De Bourg It also lists horror books and erotica books that have been based on this classic romance.As a person living outside England, I found the chapter on Pride Prejudice merchandise very interesting I ve added many places of interest to my list, that I will visit on my next trip to England, and all relating to this classic book by Jane Austen.I think this book is great for anyone who appreciates Pride Prejudice I would have loved to have it when I was studying PP during English in my last year of high school It would have given me a great insight to 19th century England, the culture, the society structure, all without the feel of a text book While reading this book I had a feeling I was reading about my closest friends On most things I have the same opinion as the author which made itpleasurable , some facts I knew and some facts I was not aware of Thus I ve learned a lot by reading this book In conclusion this book not only gave me pleasure but also knowledge It is a universally acknowledged truth that Pride Prejudice is the greatest romance ever written thank you for celebrating 200 years of Pride Prejudice Read the full review at Life Takes LemonsMuch like rereading P what the book tries to accomplish and indeed does is evoke the delight of what Austen called my own darling child by exploring what makes the novel unf Read the full review at Life Takes LemonsMuch like rereading PP, spending a few hours with Susannah Fullerton s Celebrating Pride and Prejudice 200 Years of Jane Austen s Masterpiece is a balm to the dismal fact that there is but one PP among myriad imitations It s a bonus that Fullerton s enjoyment in writing the commemoration is palpable what the book tries to accomplish and indeed does is evoke the delight of what Austen called my own darling child by exploring what makes the novel unforgettable.The table of contents is enough to get this reader excited My favorite chapter is Did They all Live Happily Ever After Sequels and Adaptations as it is an amusing summary of what happens when a novel enters the public imagination Visually, Celebrating also has much to recommend itself The pages offer illustrations adorning various editions, covers on translations and teen imprints, and historical depictions of place and person Fullerton s character analyses of Elizabeth as a luminously unique heroine in her time and Darcy as the mold from which many beloved romance heroes now spring are likewise irresistible.Underscoring all is a history of the novel s journey, from its inception in 1796, to its underwhelming public reception before it eventually reached epic literary status By the book s end, Celebrating presents an engrossing study of why PP is so appealing For Janeites, it is a thoughtful guide to everything PP For writers, it invites us to consider the forest for the trees History buffs and literary enthusiasts will also enjoy a look inside the evolution of a masterpiece, from publication to metamorphosis through films, literary sequels and adaptations, and yes, merchandising This is a book for fans by a fan it would be pointless to read if you don t love Pride and Prejudice, but then the book never pretends it should be any other way.But if this is something you are interested in, this book is perfect It deals with everything you could think of and then some , and it is written by someone who knows what she s talking about dealing with subjects from narrative analysis and character studies, to modern sequels and merchandise And well it helps that she view This is a book for fans by a fan it would be pointless to read if you don t love Pride and Prejudice, but then the book never pretends it should be any other way.But if this is something you are interested in, this book is perfect It deals with everything you could think of and then some , and it is written by someone who knows what she s talking about dealing with subjects from narrative analysis and character studies, to modern sequels and merchandise And well it helps that she views things much the same way as I do

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    This guide aims to show you how to download its first reception in a world that didn t take much notice of it and then its growing popularity As well as discussing the famous characters sex symbol Mr Darcy, charming heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and the superb range of comic characters who make readers laugh again and again Susannah Fullerton looks at the style of the novel its wicked irony, its brilliant structuring, its revolutionary use of the technique known as free indirect speechReaders through the years have both loved the book and hated it the reactions of writers, politicians, artists and explorers can tell us as much about the reader as they do about the book itself Pride and Prejudice has morphed into many strange and interesting forms screen adaptations, sequels, prequels and updates Happily Ever After explores these, and the wilder shores of zombies, porn, dating manuals, T shirts, tourism and therapy. With a baby and a tight book buying budget, I rarely buy books new When 3 shiny B N giftcards were delivered by Santa this year, I was very excited to have the chance to buy Celebrating Pride and Prejudice Unfortunately, it didn t live up to my expectations, but I wouldn t say this disappointment is necessarily the fault of the book This is a very light, mostly surface only appreciation of one of the greatest novels in Western literature, and one of my all time favorites, so it was never re With a baby and a tight book buying budget, I rarely buy books new When 3 shiny BN giftcards were delivered by Santa this year, I was very excited to have the chance to buy Celebrating Pride and Prejudice Unfortunately, it didn t live up to my expectations, but I wouldn t say this disappointment is necessarily the fault of the book This is a very light, mostly surface only appreciation of one of the greatest novels in Western literature, and one of my all time favorites, so it was never really going to live up to its source I ve read maybe a dozen oracademic works focused on Austen, and especially on Pride and Prejudice, so it s really my own fault I always get burned by the pop lit studies take on literature Flirting with Pride and Prejudice was another one, but that one was infinitely weaker than this one, with it s focus on chick lit and sequel stories This is not to say the book wasn t enjoyable it was just not as deep as I would have liked It essentially breaks the book and its surrounding culture into sections, beginning with biographical information on Austen, and then looking at the writing style, the characters and essential plot items before moving away from the actual text to look at adaptations, sequels, merchandise and other secondary elements There are lots of interesting trivia items dispersed throughout, like the reactions of the community to the work and the homes possibly used as models for Rosings and Pemberly They aren t new to a hardcore Austenphile, but anyone just branching out from PP to studies of the work will find things to enhance their reading experience Fullerton obviously loves her subject she is the head of the Australian chapter of the Jane Austen Society and author of several otheracademic studies of Austen s work and writes with wit and deep enjoyment Her examination of the worlds that have sprung up around the novel, from Darcy worshiping websites and zombie slaying variations to t shirts and totebags, is very detailed and offers some perspective on the cultural status of the novel She also offers a fairly in depth look at translations from around the world, emphasizing just how difficult it is to carry Austen s exquisite irony successfully into other languages While she is a bit judgmental when it comes to the erotic and or monster y spin offs the novel has produced I ll admit I am, too , she gives a detailed catalog of the works, both good and bad To sum up, I don t regret buying this book It was fun and it did make me want to re read PP for the umpteenth time, but I could have used a littledepth in the examination of the text and sacrificed some of the space given over to listing the title in other languages and describing film adaptations that are no longer extant It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Besides being trotted out for the opening of every news article containing anything vaguely related to Pride and Prejudice, its author, its characters, its plot or any other self serving cause, I have seen this famous first line from the novel on T shirts, mugs, book bags and stationary It is indeed a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is a phenomenon Exalt It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Besides being trotted out for the opening of every news article containing anything vaguely related to Pride and Prejudice, its author, its characters, its plot or any other self serving cause, I have seen this famous first line from the novel on T shirts, mugs, book bags and stationary It is indeed a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is a phenomenon Exalted by scholars and embraced by the masses, it is indeed a literary treasure for the everyman In this year of its 200th birthday, the outpouring of celebration in the press, online and in print confirms our longstanding love affair and addiction We just can t get enough of it.Just in time for the year long festivities is Celebrating Pride and Prejudice 200 Years of Jane Austen s Masterpiece, an in depth exploration of Jane Austen s classic novel by Susannah Fullerton At 240 pages, it is packed full of text and many full color illustrations something for everyone from the novice reader to veteran Janeite The volume covers a range of topics as the chapters are broken down by categories such as the writing of, the reactions to, the style of, the heroine, the hero, illustrations, sequels and adaptations, theatrical versions, and, of course a whole chapter devoted to the famous opening line quoted above.My first impressions of this tribute to one of my favorite novels was the stunning cover resplendent with the plume of a peacock the iconic symbol or pride and appropriately in peacock blue They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but I do If a publisher does not care enough about that first impression then why should I buy their book Flipping through the pages the overall design is polished and each of the illustration is credited Huzzah And boy do the illustrations pop Each page has something iconic or new, even to this die hard Austen book collector who owns numerous illustrated editions of Pride and Prejudice dating back to the 1890 s Fullerton discusses every aspect of this novel imaginable, but one subject is of particular interest to me Sequels and Adaptations Are you surprised dear reader Yes, I have read a few Austen inspired novels in my day and can appreciate Fullerton s keen eye for the sublime and the ridiculous and the uses and abuses by many She does however look at the phenomena of the Austen spinoff with her tongue firmly set in her cheek occasionally taking a painful stab There is only one Pride and Prejudiceand for many readers, that is simply not enough They wantAnd if Jane Austen could imagine lives for her characters after the ending of her novel a clergyman husband for Kitty and one of Uncle Philip s clerks for Mary why should not other authors do the samep 155Many could argue the point, and do, but Fullerton is celebrating Pride and Prejudice and its impact on readers and culture, warts and all She goes on to enlighten us on the differences between mixed sequels such as Old Friends and New Fancies, by Sybil Briton misspelled Brunton , continuations like A Match for Mary Bennet, by Eucharista Ward, Jane Austen would surely have been the first to scoff at such Evangelical claptrap, ouch and retellings and their variation the what if like Fitzwilliam Darcy An Honourable Man, by Brenda Webb However, we were not amused when her historical outline turned into finger pointing and our eyebrows often reached our hairline over such statements as Abigail Reynolds has written A Pemberley Medley of five variations of Darcy s story, and Mary Simonsen has had at least three goes at making Darcy do what she wants him to do Perhaps readers should pause over Mr Darcy Takes the Plungeto ask what depths this hero must be further expected to plumbp 160The chapter continues with explorations of Austen inspired mysteries, paranormal, children s adaptation, chick lit and regencies, and pornographic novels Fullerton states that no other novel has inspired so many prequels, sequels etc than Pride and Prejudice She bluntly asks if these other books are vital to the enjoyment of the original or simply derivative rubbish we can all live withoutand then softens her blow in the last line of the chapter, For with Pride and Prejudiceit has turned out that The End was really just the beginning. p 173Fullerton has supplied her view of a great novel and given us a volume to treasure and debate I greatly enjoyed the details and images, and most of the observations in this tribute, yet I have come away feeling my heart divided between admiration and resentment for the author Could it be that our personal Pride and Prejudice and its characters are so deeply entrenched in the hearts of many, and interpreted so differently by most, that others will be at odds with her choices too Am I pulling a Lizzy Bennet and not making allowance enough for difference of situation and temper Quite possibly, but I will not let it ruin my happiness Celebrating Pride and Prejudice is a must read this year, if only to rejoice in our differences of opinion and laugh in our turn.Laurel Ann, Austenprose I won this book in a goodreads first reads contest, the first one ever Yay It arrived very quickly and I was absolutely blown away by the physical book It s gorgeous, a hardcover with a stunning peacock designed cut out dust jacket The interior paper is heavy weight, the typography is lovely, and there s a lot of illustrations including color illustrations throughout the book.The actual contents of the book are well written but a bit shallow Fullerton seems intimately familiar in an emotion I won this book in a goodreads first reads contest, the first one ever Yay It arrived very quickly and I was absolutely blown away by the physical book It s gorgeous, a hardcover with a stunning peacock designed cut out dust jacket The interior paper is heavy weight, the typography is lovely, and there s a lot of illustrations including color illustrations throughout the book.The actual contents of the book are well written but a bit shallow Fullerton seems intimately familiar in an emotional way with Jane Austen in general and Pride Prejudice specifically, which is fitting as she s been President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for 15 years and has written and lectured pretty extensively about Austen This seemslike an introduction to scholarly writing on Austen PP than scholarly writing One could find most of the information in this book in other formats by browsing various Austen Regency websites if one were so inclined Of course, that info would be scattered and not pulled together, so YMMV However, the shallowness of the book is not necessarily a bad thing This feels like a great introductory text for someone who enjoys Austen and is interested in finding outin a casual sort of way.I was disappointed, though, that Fullerton didn t go intodetail concerning the original Janeites and the impact of the book during the World War I era She touches on it lightly but I would have lovedexploration of the topic, and given the recent popularity of Downton Abbey set in that era seems like it d be a popular topic I can go out on my own, however, and hunt up books online articles about that Fullerton also discusses the difficulty of translating PP into other languages, both in terms of grammar vocabulary word choice, shades of meaning, etc as well as culture early translations into other languages were heavily edited to make the characters situationsculturally relevant acceptable to the new markets and that s a really interesting discussion, but Fullerton mentions that modern non English speakers won t know what a couch and four signifies in terms of class money, or that a morning visit would actually be in the afternoon I d argue that most modern English speakers wouldn t know either without annotation or discussion She also draws distinction between Croat and Serbo Croat in two or three places in the book, which is like drawing a firm line between Canadian English and American English.Fullerton also mentions Colin Firth lasciviously several times while putting down erotica porn versions of Austen s works as automatically inferior It s a bit hypocritical to talk about how sexy Firth is and how his wet bod rekindled interest in Austen s work because he s a sexy sex sex and then frown sternly at actual sex because it s icky and intrusive.This is a beautifully put together book, gorgeously presented, and a really nice introduction to the topic for people who aren t well versed in the area Fullerton is an expert in the field, and she does a great job of presenting interesting information in a manageable way, not overwhelming a less experienced reader with minutia or scholarly theory It s really put me in the mood for some annotated Austen frex, she mentions that Lydia uses the word fun, which at the time was bleeding edge slang considered low class by a lot of people Modern readers totally lose that kind of nuance if they don t know This book has put me in the mood for some juicierin depth looks at Austen and her influences, anddetailed discussions of her books world I really recomend it for someone just getting their feet wet in the vast pool of Austen Fullerton took on a lot when she started this novel There is so much out there on P P and Austen and trying to compartmentalize would be a challenge for anyone It is difficult to cover so much info without things getting overly scholarly or without veering off tack into other discussions and lengthy volumes.That said, I felt Fullerton did a bang up job hitting all the high notes and giving the reader things to consider and leaving the door open for future books detailing one chapter or another Fullerton took on a lot when she started this novel There is so much out there on PP and Austen and trying to compartmentalize would be a challenge for anyone It is difficult to cover so much info without things getting overly scholarly or without veering off tack into other discussions and lengthy volumes.That said, I felt Fullerton did a bang up job hitting all the high notes and giving the reader things to consider and leaving the door open for future books detailing one chapter or another Her information was presented in a well organized manor and the argument wasn t overly scholarly which helps appeal to a weirder audience.See my full review here An enthusiastic celebration of the most well known of Austen s works Exploring the characters as well as modern adaptations and interpretations this is a great book for Austen fans I found this to be a great bit of non fiction about P P to commemorate it s 200th anniversary It discusses the appeal to the reader, the characters, as well as the surrounding fandom It was a good overview of the impact that Pride and Prejudice has had on society I never realized until I read it in this book that there are no scenes in P P that do not have a woman present As for the rest, I especially liked how my major issues with the 2005 film where echoed in this book Justification LOL I found this to be a great bit of non fiction about PP to commemorate it s 200th anniversary It discusses the appeal to the reader, the characters, as well as the surrounding fandom It was a good overview of the impact that Pride and Prejudice has had on society I never realized until I read it in this book that there are no scenes in PP that do not have a woman present As for the rest, I especially liked how my major issues with the 2005 film where echoed in this book Justification LOL The author takes an in depth look at all aspects of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen s most famous novel Chapters discuss the writing of the novel reactions to the book the style of Pride and Prejudice chapters on the characters the translations, andmodern topics such as the sequels, retellings, etc and the branding of Jane Austen There is even a chapter dedicated to the first sentance I liked the beginning of the book where the author discusses the actual novel and how it came to The author takes an in depth look at all aspects of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen s most famous novel Chapters discuss the writing of the novel reactions to the book the style of Pride and Prejudice chapters on the characters the translations, andmodern topics such as the sequels, retellings, etc and the branding of Jane Austen There is even a chapter dedicated to the first sentance I liked the beginning of the book where the author discusses the actual novel and how it came to be I also liked the literary explanations on the style and the characters It caused me to thinkabout certain characters and how I feel about them I enjoyed learning about the translations, especially since I just read a novel in which the French first edition makes an appearance The section on the book covers was very interesting Everyone has their own idea of what the characters are supposed to look like and some publishers ignore the characters and make the covers appeal to a certain readership I enjoyed the breakdown of the sequels and adaptations It will help me decide which, if any, I want to read next, though she omits some I know which ones I do NOT want to read and that s important Then the book started to lose me when the author discussed the film and TV adaptations She inserted her own prejudices and opinions in her summaries and I wish she had left the subjective out and let the reader decide Everyone has their own favorite version I felt like she was too biased and didn t appreciate the somewhat condescending tone of the writing I happen to enjoy the BBC AE version by Andrew Davies I ve never seen the 1980s version and I don t think I d like it because I enjoy watching newer BBC adaptations that arecinematic than theatrical The discussion on Selling Pride and Prejudice and the last chapter on Pride and Prejudice now and in the future felt a bit redundant I already read Among the Janeites and watched the documentary The Many Lovers of Jane Austen look it up on YouTube This wasof the same.My favorite part was all the amazing pictures, especially ones from Jane Austen s lifetime and the early illustrated editions of the novel.If you are new to Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice is your favorite novel, I suggest this is a good place to start learning This is my first book I won through the Goodreads giveaway What a win Thank you Voyager Press Goodreads for giving me the opportunity to read this fantastic book.The saying goes Don t judge a book by its cover , but I did just that, when I entered the competition I love the cover the colour and the cut out window When I picked up the book for the first time I could not put it down It is a real celebration of Pride Prejudice I really liked the structure and the style of this book It This is my first book I won through the Goodreads giveaway What a win Thank you Voyager Press Goodreads for giving me the opportunity to read this fantastic book.The saying goes Don t judge a book by its cover , but I did just that, when I entered the competition I love the cover the colour and the cut out window When I picked up the book for the first time I could not put it down It is a real celebration of Pride Prejudice I really liked the structure and the style of this book It starts with the birth of Pride Prejudice and how it was published for the first time, following with the description of main characters, which leads to various publications and film adaptations, as well as theatrical versions Most of the pages are filled with colour and black white pictures and drawings from books, photos from films, various covers of books published not only in English, but in other languages There is also a chapter dedicated to various sequels written by authors who wanted to follow the lives of the Bennet sisters, the Bingley sisters or even Ann De Bourg It also lists horror books and erotica books that have been based on this classic romance.As a person living outside England, I found the chapter on Pride Prejudice merchandise very interesting I ve added many places of interest to my list, that I will visit on my next trip to England, and all relating to this classic book by Jane Austen.I think this book is great for anyone who appreciates Pride Prejudice I would have loved to have it when I was studying PP during English in my last year of high school It would have given me a great insight to 19th century England, the culture, the society structure, all without the feel of a text book While reading this book I had a feeling I was reading about my closest friends On most things I have the same opinion as the author which made itpleasurable , some facts I knew and some facts I was not aware of Thus I ve learned a lot by reading this book In conclusion this book not only gave me pleasure but also knowledge It is a universally acknowledged truth that Pride Prejudice is the greatest romance ever written thank you for celebrating 200 years of Pride Prejudice Read the full review at Life Takes LemonsMuch like rereading P what the book tries to accomplish and indeed does is evoke the delight of what Austen called my own darling child by exploring what makes the novel unf Read the full review at Life Takes LemonsMuch like rereading PP, spending a few hours with Susannah Fullerton s Celebrating Pride and Prejudice 200 Years of Jane Austen s Masterpiece is a balm to the dismal fact that there is but one PP among myriad imitations It s a bonus that Fullerton s enjoyment in writing the commemoration is palpable what the book tries to accomplish and indeed does is evoke the delight of what Austen called my own darling child by exploring what makes the novel unforgettable.The table of contents is enough to get this reader excited My favorite chapter is Did They all Live Happily Ever After Sequels and Adaptations as it is an amusing summary of what happens when a novel enters the public imagination Visually, Celebrating also has much to recommend itself The pages offer illustrations adorning various editions, covers on translations and teen imprints, and historical depictions of place and person Fullerton s character analyses of Elizabeth as a luminously unique heroine in her time and Darcy as the mold from which many beloved romance heroes now spring are likewise irresistible.Underscoring all is a history of the novel s journey, from its inception in 1796, to its underwhelming public reception before it eventually reached epic literary status By the book s end, Celebrating presents an engrossing study of why PP is so appealing For Janeites, it is a thoughtful guide to everything PP For writers, it invites us to consider the forest for the trees History buffs and literary enthusiasts will also enjoy a look inside the evolution of a masterpiece, from publication to metamorphosis through films, literary sequels and adaptations, and yes, merchandising This is a book for fans by a fan it would be pointless to read if you don t love Pride and Prejudice, but then the book never pretends it should be any other way.But if this is something you are interested in, this book is perfect It deals with everything you could think of and then some , and it is written by someone who knows what she s talking about dealing with subjects from narrative analysis and character studies, to modern sequels and merchandise And well it helps that she view This is a book for fans by a fan it would be pointless to read if you don t love Pride and Prejudice, but then the book never pretends it should be any other way.But if this is something you are interested in, this book is perfect It deals with everything you could think of and then some , and it is written by someone who knows what she s talking about dealing with subjects from narrative analysis and character studies, to modern sequels and merchandise And well it helps that she views things much the same way as I do "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Happily Ever After
  • Susannah Fullerton
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 0711233748