The producers of Poldark are taking a shot at an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, drawing out the tale’s “darker tones.”
So you know you’re looking at two very different styles of dress, here. But precisely what decades? When did that waistline move back down? What details are the defining touches of their era? How long were women actually walking around with bustles on their backsides?
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that suffragist Millicent Garrett Fawcett will be honored with a statue in London’s Parliament Square. She will be the first woman to join the ranks of those commemorated there.
Jane Austen gifted us all with the romantic character of Mr. Darcy, a brooding yet honorable man who is simply described as a “fine, tall person” with “handsome features, noble mien.” We were all able to fill in the blanks from there according to our preferences (coughColinFirthInAPondcough). No more.
“What with Poldark on one side and Victoria on the other, maybe we chaps just aren’t needed in front of the TV on Sunday nights anymore,” a columnist for the Spectator recently lamented.
At a certain point, you’d think there was enough Jane Austen out there, what with the books she wrote, the many movie adaptations of said books, the museum exhibitions, the clothing lines, the festivals, the souvenirs, and the quasi-spinoff novels like Austenland and The Jane Austen Book Club (which were speedily…
Please do try to contain yourselves.
In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, she notes that men and women write about marriage differently. Roth and Bellow write about mysterious attractions and breast shape; Ferrante and Austen write about the…
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies continues to lurch toward theaters in fits and starts. Supposedly filming starts September 24—and erstwhile Doctor Matt Smith just joined the cast. By God you will watch Lizzie Bennett fight the living and you'll like it, America.
Why are women so obsessed with Jane Austen? This year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, and the Wall Street Journal reports that novelists/scholars/biographers/filmmakers are ON IT.
Today's a great day for gay people, parade-loving people, friends of gays and parade lovers, and those of us with extensive sequined thong and feather boa collections that just don't get enough play. In spite of the wide net cast by an event designed to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and love, it isn't all joy and…
"Elton John's Rocket Pictures is mounting Pride and Predator, about 18th century English people who find their flirtations and courtships interrupted by an invasion of monsters from outer space." [Ain't It Cool News]