Here are your Jane Austen and Bronte sisters related links for the week:
- Jane Austen News – Issue 85 – Jane Austen Centre
Title: Manga Classics: Emma
By: Jane Austen and Stacy King
Pub date: June 24, 2015
In one of my many bios across the internet, I proclaim I contain multitudes and I make a good addition to any trivia team. This is most certainly true as my interests range from Jane Austen to Doctor Who to Formula 1 racing and back again to the Edwardian age (and everything in between). One of the things I do is I write reviews for No Flying, No Tights, a graphic novel review site that is geared for parents and librarians. Since I am a librarian and I love graphic novels, here we are!
With that said, a few years ago I did a review for Stacy King’s Manga Classic: Emma. I love some good paraliterature so I snapped this up in a hurry. While I cannot reproduce the review in whole here, copyright and all that (but you can find the full review link at the bottom), I can summarize to say I liked this quite a bit, I gush about it in the review, and I recommend it if you were interested in reading manga as this would be good entry point (Udon, the publisher, has other classical tales in manga form) as well as it would be a good entry point for someone who is intimidated by the classics.
You can find the full review here.
Hula hoop performances, podcasts, fan fiction: there is nothing short of fans won’t do so we shouldn’t be surprised someone, a 15 year old someone, has put together an album dedicated to one of their favorite novels.
You can buy the album here or listen to it below.
Recently backed on Kickstarter, Polite Society is a table top board game that brings, “…all your favourite Jane Austen characters to life, in Polite Society players compete to collect guests to complete their ultimate dinner party table.” According to the game’s description, you do not need to be a fan of Austen’s work to play but Austen fans should enjoy the trivia and quotes that are sprinkled through the game.
If you missed the Kickstarter, you can pre-order the game for $49.99AUD ($39.61USD). Shipping to the US is $10AUD ($7.92USD). The game will be shipped in April 2018.
If you listen to podcasts, you may like Bonnets At Dawn, a podcast that should be the theme song for Excessively Diverting as it’s about, you guessed it, Austen AND Brontë. The podcast is available only on Sound Cloud (link below) and not on Apple podcasts so I keep forgetting to tune in. If you have taken a listen, let me know what you think!