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April 11, 2008

My Favorite Jane Austen Blog

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My first novel, The Accidental Bride (St. Martin’s/Griffin, 2000), has a heroine who loves Jane Austen, so I’ve explored many Austen sites on the Web. My favorite is AustenBlog www.austenblog.com, which I discovered when it linked to a quote I had posted about the recent Sense and Sensibility adaptation PBS.

One of the virtues of this beautifully designed site is that it has the complete texts of all six of Austen’s major novels in a searchable, easy-to-read format with handsome watercolor illustrations by C. E. Brock. You can find the books in the “Novel E-texts” category on the site.

I love this aspect of AustenBlog because many sites that have the full texts of the novels don’t let you search for quotes. It recently took me at least half an hour to check the punctuation of my favorite quote from Sense and Sensibility: “Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.” I searched for the quote in the e-text posted on AustenBlog and it popped right up.

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

5 Comments »

  1. [...] My Favorite Jane Austen Blog « One-Minute Book Reviews “One of the virtues of this beautifully designed site is that it has the complete texts of all six of Austen’s major novels in a searchable, easy-to-read format with handsome watercolor illustrations by C. E. Brock.” [...]

    Pingback by links for 2008-04-12 « Charlottesville Words — April 12, 2008 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for the mention! I’m glad you found the e-texts useful. I set them up for my own use and I’m so glad others find them useful as well.

    Comment by mags2008 — April 13, 2008 @ 11:59 pm | Reply

  3. Those texts are invaluable. And the illustrations are a lovely bonus.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — April 14, 2008 @ 12:46 am | Reply

  4. I love Austen Blog as well. It is such an informative site and there is always something new!

    Comment by stilettostorytime — April 17, 2008 @ 8:52 am | Reply

  5. Thanks for mentioning that. I was surprised by how often the Austen blog is updated, and how much new material there is. That’s one of the thigns I like about it.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — April 17, 2008 @ 9:06 am | Reply


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