September 16th, 2009

Harriet Vane

Jane Austen Center On-Line Magazine

Dear Friends here at Livejournal,

I feel I ought to say that I sometimes post on Austen and Austen-related topics on my other blog, Ellen and Jim have a blog, Two. Also that over the past two years I have had the good fortune to interest an editor at the Jane Austen Center Magazine (an organization attached to the Museum in Bath) who a while back put on the website my calendars drawn from Austen's novels, and who has recently been putting essays in the form of postings  I wrote for Austen-l and/or Janeites on this website.  For example, my argument that Jane's aunt Jane did indeed steal the lace.

The shop where she pilfered the lace

Now the kindly editor has gone to the trouble of editing (abridging) the postings I wrote for Jane Austen's World and Austenprose on the last 25 years of edition of the 6 well-known novels (with the fragments increasingly thrown in). Thus far five have gone up:

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Mansfield Park



I have but one edition to go and that's Northanger Abbey, together with Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon:  to buy this edition by Oxford is to buy a journey through Austen's career.

I hope to continue my relationship with her for a long time to come, and will on occasion announce any publication that appears there here.