Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Rather Lovely Soirée: Past and Present

A Rather Lovely Soirée
Talk like Jane Austen Day
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Oct. 30, 2011
Past and Present
Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen
Being a video featurette on Jane Austen's literary influence
Songs and Stories  (@LiederMadchen)

Welcome to A Rather Lovely Soirée, a celebration as part of Talk Like Jane Austen Day. I am very excited to be participating in this event, so I want to give a huge thank you to Sasha Soren for setting it up and inviting me. :) For my post, I am going to share a lovely short documentary about Jane Austen's influence. Each of the participating blogs has been assigned one of Austen's novels to share as well, and I am representing Sanditon! I read this story once (the version completed by A Lady) and really enjoyed it. I hope you do as well. :)

Sanditon (1817) (unfinished)
About: An unfinished novel by Jane Austen; she was already seriously ill when she wrote the opening chapters of  Sanditon and had less than six months to live. Only 11 chapters are extant, and several contemporary writers have tried to complete the novel. The theme of the novel was an exploration of the practical  results of communication, as the thriving town of Sanditon, at the start of the novel, is nothing but a dream - yet.

From Wikipedia: The people of 'modern Sanditon,' as Austen calls it, are busily constructing a new world in the form  of a modern seaside commercial town. (The town of Sanditon is probably based on Worthing, where Austen stayed in  late 1805 when the resort was first being developed, or on Eastbourne.) The town is less of an actual reality than it is  an ideal of the inhabitants. These inhabitants have a conception of the town's identity and of the way in which this  identity should be spread to, and appreciated by, the world. However, the founders of Sanditon must create the town within their own circle of intimate acquaintances before it may be spread to the world.

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Here is a full list of all events:

Shadow and Light
Being a video gallery of excellent Austen movie adaptations
Splash of Our Worlds (@SplashOOWorlds)

Silk and Satin
Being a gallery of charming Regency gowns
Elbit Blog (@MeriGreenleaf)

Wit and Wisdom
Being a top 10 list of Jane Austen quotes
Tina's Book Reviews(@BooksAtTinas)

Screens and Pages
Being a video reading from Sense and Sensibility
Video channel: I Love Books (@BookLover_622)
Blog: The Book Addict (@Christina_622)

Worldly and Otherworldy
Jane's GhostBeing a sweet mystery related to that late worthy, the writer Jane Austen
vvb32 Reads (@vvb32reads)

Tea and Sweets
Being a visit to Jane Austen's home
The True Book Addict (@TrueBookAddict)
Note: Music here is auto-play but can be shut off, player is on right sidebar.

Ink and Pixels
Being a video reading of a Jane Austen work (excerpt)
Pre-event: Video Reading from Sense and Sensibility
Video channel: Coffee and a Good Book
Blog: Inky Pages (@InkyPages)

Past and Present
Divine Jane: Reflections on AustenBeing a video featurette on Jane Austen's literary influence
Songs and Stories (@LiederMadchen

Audio and Artistry
Being a collection of audio book treats
Random Magic Tour - The Coven (@RandomMagicTour)

***More Jane!***

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About: When publisher Thomas Cadell declined an unsolicited manuscript offered to him by a Hampshire clergyman in 1797, he made one of the biggest mistakes in publishing history, for the manuscript was an early version of Pride and Prejudice, and the clergyman's daughter was destined to become one of the most recognizable names in literature... (More)
INVITATION to Pemberley Ball, Nov. 14-19, 2011
You're also invited to another charming Jane Austen event, the annual Pemberley Ball, held every November and hosted by vvb32reads (@vvb32reads).

More information on Pemberley Ball
Pre-event reading from Pride and Prejudice: Listen
Last season: The Party Scouts | Gallery of Gowns | Dance Card
RSVP: Reply to RSVP for this year's ball here.

Event production for A Rather Lovely Soirée by Random Magic Tour.
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