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Happy birthday, Jane Austen

Without your book, these two would not have met.

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Mr. Darcy recalls blowing up pumpkins

“I cannot think of it without abhorrence.”

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“Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship”

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If you are interested in this, send me an email and I will forward the online press release. If I don't hear from you by 2, don't expect it until tomorrow.

“Pride and Prejudice” about to turn 200

The novel was first published on Jan. 28, 1813.

Can you name all the sisters? 

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Could you have done these dances?

There are those of us who fear we would not have remembered all the moves. Hence the appeal of the Twist, the Jerk, the Frug, et cetera.

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Elizabeth Bennet’s email in-box

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First saw this a couple of years ago. It struck me then, as it strikes me now, as a fun idea. 

A Neil Young/Jane Austen mashup

If Neil Young had written songs about Jane Austen characters, here are some of the lyrics that might have emerged.

1.)

Down by the river

I shot Lady Catherine de Bourgh

2.)

Mr. Darcy, look at my life

I'm a lot like you were

3.)

I wanna live

with a Marianne Dashwood

4.)

Once I thought I saw Emma Woodhouse

In a crowded hazy bar

 

OK, your turn. I tried to find a way to use “Mr. Collins” but fell short.

Happy birthday to the late Jane Austen

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Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. 

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