Jane Austen

  • James writes sequel to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' 13-10-2011 02:08 PM

    New York: PD James could hold back no longer. The 91-year-old detective novelist said on Wednesday she was glad to finally complete a long-desired project - a sequel to Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' James' "Death Comes to Pemberley" will be published by Faber & Faber in Britain in early...
  • What's your reaction to Naipaul's remark on women writers?

    V S Naipaul sparked off another row by claiming that there has been no woman writer whom he considers his equal. What's your reaction to...
  • No woman writer is equal to me: Naipaul 02-06-2011 07:05 PM

    London: After ending the famous 15-year feud with American writer Paul Theroux at the Hay Festival this week, Nobel laureate V S Naipaul has sparked off another row by claiming that there has been no woman writer whom he considers his equal. Often described as the 'greatest living writer of...
  • Major Jane Austen manuscript up for sale 24-05-2011 12:59 PM

    London: The only major Jane Austen manuscript still in private hands comes up for auction on July 14th, auction house Sotheby's said on Monday. "The Watsons" by the prolific author of "Sense and Sensibility" is estimated by Sotheby's at 200,000-300,000 pounds ($ 323,800-$ 485,700). "Probably written in 1804, this heavily...
  • Valentine's Day romance reading: Pride and Prejudice 10-02-2011 08:36 PM

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five...
  • e-books to help popularise literary classics 27-12-2010 02:09 PM

    London: Literary classics by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen are enjoying a revival, thanks to ebook gadgets like the Amazon's Kindle. Kindles were the biggest selling products this Christmas, Amazon affirmed, as Britain finally embraced the ebook revolution. Owners of ebook gadgets like the Kindle and the Apple iPad can...
  • Book extract: The novel that inspired 'Aisha' 04-08-2010 05:33 PM

    If you thought the Abhay-Sonam starrer is all urban, think again. The plot of the film dates back to the 19th century romance penned by Jane Austen. Here’s an extract… Volume I – Chapter 1 Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed...
  • Entertainment wrap: The Simpsons Movie premieres 26-07-2007 03:00 AM

    The Simpsons Movie premieres in LA and Jane Austen on celluloid. ...