Thursday, April 3, 2008

Austen 101: Getting the most out of Persuasion

If Persuasion is going to be your first time reading Jane Austen, you're in for a treat! Here are some sources that can help you really get a lot out of the reading experience.

If you want to get some help with themes, motifs, symbols, and character analysis, try the very comprehensive evaluation from SparkNotes.

Want to know just what "retrenching" means? Interested in learning more about the film adaptations of the book? How about finding out what songs are featured in the films? The answers to these questions, and just about everything else you could want to know about can be found at the Persuasion FAQ

Jane Austen's World is a really cool blog that aims to bring "Jane Austen and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details." Very interesting!

Visit Jane Austen's Centre. The Centre (located in Bath) celebrates their most famous resident with a festival, magazine, gift shop, and lots of fun information.

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