JANE AUSTEN

  • Polish orangutan addicted to Pride And Prejudice November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A 40yearold Polish orangutan has a strange obsession. He cannot go to bed unless he's read 50 pages of writer Jane Austen's masterpiece 'Pride And Prejudice'. The Daily Mail reported quoting the newspaper Daily Star that Albert, the 200pound orangutan at the Gdansk Zoo in Poland has to be...
  • Fifty Shades of Grey effect: Classics get raunchy July 17, 2012

    London: Beloved classics like Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights' are getting a steamy makeover following the success of EL James' erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. An enterprising publisher has decided to release a raunchy remix of the classics under 'Clandestine Classics' collection where the old...
  • James writes sequel to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' October 13, 2011

    New York: PD James could hold back no longer. The 91yearold detective novelist said on Wednesday she was glad to finally complete a longdesired 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 November and...
  • No woman writer is equal to me: Naipaul June 2, 2011

    London: After ending the famous 15year 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 English...
  • Major Jane Austen manuscript up for sale May 24, 2011

    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 200,000300,000 pounds ($ 323,800$ 485,700). "Probably written in 1804, this heavily corrected draft...
  • Valentine's Day romance reading: Pride and Prejudice February 10, 2011

    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 19thcentury England. Elizabeth is the second of five...
  • ebooks to help popularise literary classics December 27, 2010

    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 snap up...
  • Book extract: The novel that inspired 'Aisha' August 4, 2010

    If you thought the AbhaySonam starrer is all urban, think again. The plot of the film dates back to the 19th century romance penned by Jane Austen. Heres an extract Volume I Chapter 1 Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite...
  • Ent Wrap: Watch some crime, action unfold on screen November 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Watch the novel The Jane Austen Book Club unfold and screen and for those who would fancy some action then Guy Ritchies Revolver would be just right for you. Revolver Guy Ritchie is back with his favourite subject a crime and action thriller titled Revolver 'featuring one of...
  • Entertainment wrap: The Simpsons Movie premieres July 26, 2007

    Take a look at the premiere of The Simpsons Movie in Los Angeles and a film on Jane Austen. ...